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495 Phoenixville Road, Chaplin, CT 06235

Windham County Connecticut

 Phone: (860) 455-0073

 Fax: (860) 455-0027

 Email: assistant@chaplinct.org



Ad-Hoc Bicentennial Committee

Mission for the Chaplin Ad-Hoc Bicentennial Committee

Chaplin’s Bicentennial is a time to celebrate the 200 years our community has existed and to marvel at and reflect on the events of the past that have shaped our town and made it what it is.  The Bicentennial Celebration itself, as well as the work we put into it, can be a springboard to what the town becomes in the future.

As we plan ways to celebrate this momentous birthday, let us be sure to be inclusive of every Chaplin resident, not only to provide opportunities for all to participate, but also to contribute their energy and skills for this once-in-a-lifetime event. 

The make-up of the Bicentennial Committee should reflect its mission by being as inclusive as possible in its list of participants.  To this end, every relevant town organization should be invited to provide ideas and participate in and plan activities to make this a Bicentennial long remembered.  The Committee, acting as the coordinator for all events, will work with others in the planning and organization of the activities which will take place during 2020-21, while the actual Celebration will take place during the Bicentennial year of 2022.  

Regular meeting dates for 2022: 1/11/22; 2/8/22; 3/8/22; 4/12/22; 5/10/22; 6/14/22; 7/12/22; 8/9/22; 9/13/22; 10/11/22; 11/8/22; 12/13/22

 Celebrate Chaplin's 200th Birthday 2022!

You are invited to participate in any and all of these events.

September 10 - All day Celebration with Fireworks at Garrison Park!  Town photo, music, food trucks.

October 15 - Walk at Two Sisters Preserve with Joshua’s Trust host.  10:00 am.

October 29 - Walk on Chaplin Street focusing on History & Architecture.  Jean Givens, Cathy Smith, Peggy Church.  10:00 am.  Meet at south end of Chaplin St. and Route 198 (Museum).

November 5 - Talk - Chaplin’s Homes Rendered in the Fiber Arts with Photos.  Cathy Smith and Bruce Raymond.  1:00 pm.  Chaplin Library.

November 13 - Hike up Rattlesnake Mountain. Time: TBA

For questions about any of the talks or walks or if you’d like to volunteer to help with a parade or another event, please PM us on our Facebook page Chaplin CT Bicentennial Celebration 2022!

Meetings & Minutes Archive


Leslie Ricklin - Chairman
Term End: 12/31/2022

Warren Church - Vice-Chairman
Term End: 12/31/2022

Richard Weingart - Treasurer
Term End: 12/31/2022

Anne Sicilian - Member
Term End: 12/31/2022

Bob Grindle - Member
Term End: 12/31/2022

William Rose IV - Member
Term End: 12/31/2022

Kasey Pellegrino - Member
Term End: 12/31/2022

Julia Lindquist - Member
Term End: 12/31/2022

Ann Lewis - Member
Term End: 12/31/2022

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