By Michael Perna Jr., Contributing Writer
Shrewsbury – When the town of Shrewsbury celebrated its 250th anniversary in 1977, many events marked the occasion – a parade, banquet, and speeches and more. Several souvenir items were produced, including commemorative plates, a booklet documenting the history of the town and points of historical interest, and a small coin. On one side of the coin was the town seal and on the reverse, a view of the Artemas Ward homestead. Some of the coins were mounted in blocks of plastic. Others were just loose, but came along with a very small printed brochure, which told of the town’s history, most of which have been misplaced long ago. We do have a great example of the town’s coin, shown here along with the tiny brochure – a reminder of the past as the town slowly approaches the 300th anniversary of its incorporation, which will take place in 2027!