In 2022 the City of Elgin is hosting a year-long Sesquicentennial celebration in honor of the community’s founding in 1872. This is a year for the entire community to commemorate, educate and celebrate the rich history and highlight the cultural fabric of the last one 150 years.
Join the celebration for the Elgin Sesquicentennial – attend an upcoming event, highlight 150 years of Elgin in your business, proudly display a yard sign, and volunteer throughout the year.
Elgin will be 150 years old in 2022 –City Council appointed a Sesquicentennial committee to develop a plan for celebrating the 150th anniversary which includes projects, and events in partnership with organizations and businesses throughout the community.
The #ETX150 online store is now LIVE! Thanks to our partners at Down Home Ranch for helping us put a piece of #sesquicentennial history into the hands of all of our supporters! All proceeds go directly to the Veteran's Memorial Park Expansion and Down Home Ranch! Shop local on the online store!
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The Elgin Sesquicentennial Year was proclaimed by the Elgin City Council on January 4, 2022. The celebration of Elgin’s 150th birthday provides an opportunity for reflection of the city’s important accomplishments and milestones. A book was prepared by volunteers who are interested in local history. Its purpose is to describe how Elgin was formed as a municipality, provide information about significant events, and capture stories about community leaders. “Milestones: Elgin, Texas History” offers historical facts interspersed with accounts about its citizens and numerous photographs.
Sydna Davis Arbuckle started writing the book at the beginning of 2022. She experienced health problems mid-year and enlisted help from friends and colleagues to complete the work. Together, the writers achieved the purpose of this sesquicentennial publication—to memorialize significant events of the last 150 years that have shaped the community and will guide its future.
The events and stories are offered as milestones, not as a full history of the City of Elgin. Other events and stories could have been told. This book’s milestones were selected to provide an overview of Elgin’s history and to inform and hopefully entertain future generations. The books will be available for sale on Saturday, August 20th at the official Founder’s Day Birthday Bash. Author Sydna Arbuckle will be on hand to sign your official copy. “Milestones: Elgin, Texas History” retails for $20 and will be available in the ETX150 online store and participating retailers after August 20th.
We had the Elgin High School choir perform at Nofsinger House (better known as City Hall) for Sip Shop and Stroll as part of the Elgin Sesquicentennial celebration. View the video of that performance here.
Enjoy Sip Shop and Stroll from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month in Downtown Elgin!
CELEBRATE ELGIN'S 150 Years in 2022
Oct. 20-21 HOGEYE FESTIVAL WEEKEND
Celebrating Hogeye all day! Downtown 10am - 6 pm
Nov. 1 DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Nov. 5 TEXAS ARBOR DAY
Elgin Memorial Park
Nov. 12 VETERANS APPRECIATION PARADE
Downtown, 10 a.m.
Dec. 3 TIME TO SHINE: LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE & HOT COCOA STROLL
ETX 150 Time Capsule Dedication, Hot Cocoa Stroll & Lighted Parade. Depot Street & Downtown, Time Capsule at 1:50 pm, Parade at 6 pm