City of Modesto 150th Anniversary

City of Modest 150th Birthday LogoDuring the 2020 calendar year, the city of Modesto will hold a sesquicentennial celebration – Modesto150 – consisting of a series of community events.  Across the city, organizations and communities are encouraged to participate!

The goals of the Modesto150 celebration are to:

  • Embrace civic pride through a celebration of the city’s history.
  • Strengthen the role of Modesto’s heritage as a part of its cultural identity for residents and visitors.
  • Enhance long-term public appreciation of Modesto’s heritage, while keeping an eye toward a fresh and prosperous future.
  • Increase awareness of Modesto’s historic buildings, structures, landscapes, and people.
  • Involve greater numbers of people in preservation-related and economic development efforts.

Explore the official Modesto150 website to learn how you can celebrate with us, and consider partnering with us as we help get the word out about your Modesto150 event!

View the Modesto150 fact sheet (PDF) for more information