You're Invited - Menasha's 150th Birthday Party!

City of Menasha - Sesquicentennial Anniversary

Tuesday March 5, 2024, 12-1pm | Menasha City Center (100 Main Street, 1st floor)

Join us for Manderfield’s cake, music by student musicians, visits from Menasha’s first and current mayors, and birthday greetings from MJSD students as we celebrate the City’s 150th birthday! This event honors our community's rich history and continued prosperity on Menasha's incorporation anniversary. We're excited to usher in the next 150 years of vitality with you by our side!

Please see below for a list of event proceedings:

  • Opening Remarks by Mayor Merkes
  • Land Acknowledgement by Dr. Renee Gralewicz, Former Professor of Anthropology and American Indigenous Studies, Mohican Descendant and Brothertown
  • Star Spangled Banner by the Menasha High School Band and Director Jackson Smith
  • Congressional Record Insertion from the Office of Congressman Glenn Grothman by Chris Grawein
  • Gold Seal of Senatorial Recognition from the Office of Senator Ron Johnson by Amy Resop
  • Video Presentation from Governor Tony Evers
  • Proclamation from the Governor’s Office from Representative Lee Snodgrass, 57th District of Wisconsin
  • Presentation of Birthday Wishes by Menasha Elementary School Children
  • Birthday Greetings Instrumental by the Menasha High School Band and Director Jackson Smith
  • Menasha’s First Mayor O. J. Hall courtesy of Troy Wittman, Maplewood Junior High School Educator
  • Announcement of Cake and Buttons
For more information on sesquicentennial events in 2024, visit