Burlington's 150th Birthday

We are excited to be celebrating Burlington's 150th anniversary this year! On February 21, 1865 Burlington became incorporated as a City. A.L. Catlin became the City's first Mayor, and later that year the Burlington Police Department opened its doors as the City's first Department. This birthday celebration is an important acknowledgment of Burlington's rich history, the incredible people who have made it the place we know and love today, and the inspired future that lies ahead.

Thanks to everyone who helped Burlington celebrate its anniversary on Saturday, February 21, 2015!

You can purchase 5x7 prints of the Community Photo by Sandy Milens from Photo Garden. Prints are $1.99 each when you pick up at Photo Garden, or they can be mailed to you for an additional $4.95. Email Kristian at photo333@gmail.com with Burlington Community Photo in the subject to place your order.

You can see more photos from the day on the BCA Facebook page.

photo by Sandy Milens



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Save Your Seat!

We're marking Burlington's birthday with some much-needed upgrades and improvements to Contois Auditorium, including new chairs! We invite you to make your own mark on Contois Auditorium by purchasing a chair for $150. Contois fills a vital need in our community providing space for a variety of activities, from meeting space for civic groups to Jazz Fest and First Night performances.

Your contribution will make you a permanent supporter of this important public gathering and performing arts space. To honor your gift, a personalized nameplate will be placed on the seat and will become a lasting symbol of your generosity. For more information or to purchase a chair contact abarcomb@burlingtonvt.gov



Burlington's 150th Celebration is underwritten by:

Burlington's 150th Celebration is sponsored by:
Merchant's Bank                  Northfield Savings Bank                  SymQuest              Hanson Investments
With media support from:
Local 22 WVNY and Local 44 WFFF                WOKO      WKOL - KOOL 105     WJOY