Town of Independence Bicentennial+1 Celebration starts tonight in Whitesville

The five-day Town of Independence / Whitesville’s Bicentennial Celebration 1821-2021 +1 starts tonight with an ice cream social and other activities.

The celebration, postponed last year due to the pandemic, begins from 6PM to 8PM on the front lawn of the Whitesville Public Library, 600 Main Street, and will include crowning of the Bicentennial prince and princess and king and queen, a period fashion show, and music.

The Sesquicentennial Jail, a former lockup being restored between the library and the Whitesville Volunteer FD next door, will be reintroduced, with photo opportunities available throughout the multi-day event.

A day-to-day schedule of activities through Sunday, which primarily will be held on Main Street (State Route 248) and Commercial and Marietta Avenues in the center of the hamlet, is available on our new Calendar of Events on this Allegany Hope website, which also contains dozens more primarily free activities in coming days and weeks throughout Allegany County and beyond.

Further information about the Bicentennial can be obtained at or (607) 382-3402.