In July, there was a scavenger hunt, followed by a combined pontoon boat cruise on the North River and a trolley tour. In August, there was the aviation weekend, and in September, a road race and the parade. October brought a two-day Civil War encampment and on that same weekend, the fireworks show. In November, there was a high school concert and a dedication of the brick walkway.
In the final month, a local Quaker group invited the community to one of its Meetings — Quakers played an important role in the town’s early history — and a closing event was held.
“It was just a fun thing to be at the events and be part of it,” said Kathleen Keegan, a committee member who chaired the group that planned the water balloon fight.
Boulter said one of the positives of the year was the education it gave residents into the town’s past.
“A lot of people didn’t know the historic events that had taken place here,” he said, noting for example the fact that one of the Boston Tea Party ships was built in Pembroke.
Although the year is over, one final event remains — the installation of a time capsule on March 21, the town’s 301st anniversary.