City of Marshall to Celebrate its 150th Anniversary

City of Marshall to Celebrate its 150th Anniversary

Community members are invited to join in the anniversary celebrations throughout 2022

Marshall, MN - Established in 1872, the City of Marshall will be celebrating its Sesquicentennial Anniversary throughout 2022. The City’s 150th celebration will give the community an opportunity to recognize Marshall’s history, people, businesses, culture, public service, and vision throughout the celebration season.

Founded as a rural stopping point along the railroad, Marshall, named in honor of Minnesota’s fifth Governor William R. Marshall, has grown into a regional hub of development, innovation, and culture.

A planning committee consisting of community members as well as City staff was formed in March of 2021 to assist with the planning of a community wide celebration. The Marshall 150th Anniversary Committee, co-chaired by Mayor Bob Byrnes and Nicole DeBoer, will host a series of events to commemorate the anniversary beginning in the spring.

A few of the main events taking place will be during the Sounds of Summer celebration in August. Events will include the City of Marshall’s Birthday Party, a Living History and Art event, and the reveal of a Community Art Piece in honor of the anniversary.

“This historic milestone creates an opportunity for the community to reflect on our accomplishments, embrace our diverse roots, and build excitement for what the future holds for Marshall,” Mayor Bob Byrnes said. 

A full schedule of events will be released at a later date as well as volunteer and other support opportunities. The committee will also be partnering with local businesses and organizations to provide mementos for the celebration. A special 150th logo was created in honor of the anniversary.

Celebration updates will be shared on the City of Marshall’s website.

If you are interested in supporting the celebration, please contact Amy Acquard at or 507-537-6770.