Planning Wareham’s birthday

A series of special events is being planned to commemorate Wareham’s 275th anniversary next summer. The town was officially incorporated on July 10, 1739 and its first town meeting was called in August of that year. Next summer’s proposed schedule of festivities includes an antique fair, parade, founders ball, old home days, and concerts. Planning is also underway for a militia encampment on the town green and a reenactment of the attack of the HMS Nimrod, a British warship that appeared off Wareham’s shores in June 1814. “I think it’s going to be a really great time to visit Wareham,” said Claire Smith, coordinator for the town’s Summer of Celebration Committee. “It’s going to be a lot of fun.” To volunteer and help with the planning, e-mail For more information, visit