The Mayor and Commissioners of Elkton practically turned back the clock during Elkton History Month in May 1987, an occassion for celebrating the 200th anniversary of the town’s incorporation. Now, as the municipality prepares to mark its 225th birthday, we’ll post some of those twenty-five year old photos from days that were full of lectures, slide shows, walking tours, museum exhibits, theatrical performances, proclamations, speeches, and reenactments focused on the community’s colonial and early federal past.
Mayor James Crouse appointed a citizen committee of volunteers to oversee the schedule, which was packed full of heritage and popular entertainment events. In this series of photos, the Mayor and Ed McKeown, the chairman of the Head of Elk Bicentennnial Committee, cut a ribbon opening the headquarters for the celebration in the old Boulden Ford Building. In another one, members of the council are preparing to reenact the original town meeting, where the charter was signed.
We have some aging video that we’ll digitize and share over the next couple of week as the current celebration gets underway.