City of Modesto 150th Anniversary

City of Modest 150th Birthday LogoDuring the 2020 calendar year, the city of Modesto celebrated its sesquicentennial – 150th anniversary.

The goals of the Modesto150 celebration were 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.