Springfield Turns 200, Hosting Bicentennial Kickoff Event March 28th
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – If you have not heard the buzz, the City of Springfield is celebrating its 200th birthday this year. The city was originally incorporated in 1819. To celebrate this very special benchmark, the city will be hosting various events throughout the year that highlight the city’s history, identity, and heritage. The first of those events will be the Bicentennial Kickoff Event and History Night to be held on Thursday, March 28th at 7:00pm at the Springfield Middle School Auditorium.
The event is free to attend and will feature three local historians giving brief presentations on specific topics in Springfield’s history. The presentations include:
– “The Early Days of Springfield” by Yolanda Reid, Robertson County Archivist and historian – “Inns, Taverns, and Ordinaries” by Charlotte Reedy, local historian and retired teacher – “The Wild and Wooly Times of Springfield” by Bill Jones, local historian
The event will also feature the unveiling of the official bicentennial t-shirt and design contest winner. Fifth graders from Springfield schools were invited to submit design ideas to be forever embedded in history if chosen to be featured on the shirt. Contest prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places have been donated by Walmart of Springfield.
“We are excited to celebrate 200 years of Springfield,” said Gina Holt, City Manager. “Our kickoff event will feature the past, present, and future of Springfield and we are grateful for our local historians and our local students for their willingness to be a part of it.”
All of the submitted contest designs will be displayed in the foyer of the auditorium for attendees to view and appreciate what Springfield means to our local students. Official t-shirts and refreshments will also be available for sale.
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