Labor Day weekend has brought Sherman Old Home Days since 1932, when the Washburn Memorial Church first organized a picnic for the community.  This year’s event is special, as Sherman celebrates its sesquicentennial.

Settled in 1832 and incorporated as a town in 1862, Sherman’s early years were supported largely by the lumber industry, with its nearby rivers making delivery of wood practical.  The railroad came to Sherman in 1893, and with it came a boom in the potato industry.

To celebrate its 150th birthday, town organizers compiled a book called “Memories of our Hometown, Sherman, Maine.”  150th Committee member, Rose Bragdon, said in an article written for the Houlton Pioneer Times, “More than 30 brief histories written by families are included along with photos, some statistics, memories and more, as well as more than 30 pages of ads paid for by businesses and individuals.  We are hoping to have the books for sale at the Labor Day weekend celebrations of Sherman Old Home Days and Sherman’s 150th Birthday.”

Photo by Rose Bragdon

F.A. Peabody’s Sherman office will take part in the celebrations with a Family Fun Day tomorrow from 1-3.  Come join Carol Curtis, Carole Dyer, Bobbie Jo Landry, Amanda Mitchell, Dawn Halkyard and Matt Farnham for games, ice cream sundaes, bounce house, and even the opportunity to dunk Matt in the dunking booth!

Also, join in the fun of Sherman Old Home Days all this weekend.  See the schedule below, and follow @fapco on Twitter for the schedule as it happens.  Tweet along with us!  #ShermanOldHomeDays