ABOUT THE SEMIQUINCENTENNIAL
In 2012 the City of Allentown will mark a monumental milestone - its 250th anniversary, or Semiquincentennial. Like our nation, our city has grown and changed during its long history. From a small village along Trout Creek to the third-largest city in Pennsylvania. Allentown's 250th commemorates and celebrates our rich history, the revitalization of present day and an even more promising future. The celebration will be one that is for the community and therefore shaped by the community. The year-long commemoration of Allentown's 250th will be one that makes a lasting impact, not just for Allentown, but for the region.