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Titusville Florida's Sesquicentennial

The City of Titusville, Florida
150th Anniversary Celebration


* SESQUICENTENNIAL Celebration Program *

Titusville, March 19-26, 2017 - Titusville was founded in 1867 when Confederate Col. Henry Theodore Titus stepped ashore on the banks of the Indian River, of what was then known as Sand Point. Col. Titus came to Sand Point with the idea of building a town on land owned by his wife Mary, and overlooking the Indian River where they had first stepped ashore, they built the first hotel and named it "The Titus House". The Colonel and Mary donated land for the first courthouse, four churches, laid out many of the town's streets, and established a link to the outside world by connecting the St. Johns and Indian Rivers with mule-drawn wagons.

The City of Titusville, the Greater Titusville Renaissance, Parrish Healthcare and several community partners are hosting the city's sesquicentennial celebration during the week of March 19th through the 26th, 2017.


If your ancestor lived in the Titusville area (Titusville, Mims, Scottsmoor, etc) prior to 1900, the Titusville 150th Anniversary Committee wants you. Please click here for information.

April 28 - 30, 2017
View &/or Print the Program

A Melding And Meeting Of Like Minds Involved In The Professions Of Historic Preservation & Restoration, Historic Home Ownership And Museum Management

Tuesday, July 4th

  • Anniversary Fun Run 11:45 preceding parade - Chairperson: Marty Winkle
  • Parade begins at noon: Chairperson: Lisa Mosier
  • 150th Committee will have Float
  • Ice Cream Social - St. Gabriel's Church following parade
  • Titusville's Independence Day Celebration



Sunday, March 26, 2017 — Noon to 4:00 PM
Sand Point Park

The event will feature fun for the whole family with Church services; an Olde-Fashioned Family Picnic; Vendors & Food Vendors; Vintage Car Show; Fishing industry history, demonstrations & participation; games; entertainment; beard & costume contests; recognizing our Pioneer Families; and, of course, a Birthday Cake! Or bring your own picnic and enjoy the festivities at the park. For more information call 321-607-6512.
View &/or Print the Program with all the details.

March 20 thru 23 — 6:00 - 8:00pm
      • Mon: The Windover Dig and What It Revealed
      • Tue: Pioneer Life/Businesses in Titusville
      • Wed: Pioneer African American Families/Businesses of Titusville
      • Thu: An Overview of the Space Program from Project Mercury to the Current Day

Details on the Titusville Library webpage

March 19 — 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Mingle with your friends and community members as you enjoy refreshments, heavy hors d'oeuvres and music. Dress in period costume or garden party attire.
This is a ticketed event. Click here to purchase tickets.

Mayor Walt Johnson & Cathy Musselman opening the Centennial Time Capsule

Titusville Sesquicentennial Kick-Off at the
Downtown Street Party
January 13, 2017

Titusville Mayor Walt Johnson & Cathy Musselman of The Greater Titusville Renaissance presented the contents of the Centennial Time Capsule.

The contents can be viewed at the North Brevard Historical Museum.

November 18, 2016

We will kick off the new year at the Downtown Titusville Friday Night Live event, January 13, 2017. Mayor Walt Johnson will give a proclamation announcing the sesquicentennial and will open the time capsule that was filled 50 years ago. Also in January, an Anniversary Tree will be planted at the Pritchard House.

A week long celebration will begin Sunday, March 19th with a VIP Party at the historic Pritchard House. During the week there will be historical lectures and presentations, downtown walking tours, plays, family fun run, bicycle events, a parade and will culminate on Sunday, March 26th with a good old fashion community picnic at Sand Point Park with food, fun, entertainment and games.

At the Christmas Tree Lighting, we will refill the time capsule with items recommended by the community and placed back on its shelf at City Hall.

We invite community organizations and businesses to do their own celebrations throughout the year. List your events with GTR and you can use the official anniversary logo and we will help promote your event.

April 13, 2016

City of Titusville: 150th Anniversary Announcement

The City of Titusville will hit a significant milestone in 2017: the 150th Anniversary of its founding!

The City, the Greater Titusville Renaissance and a group of community citizens are currently coordinating activities to celebrate this commemorative event. We will kick off the celebration on Friday, January 13, 2017 during the Downtown Friday night street party. The Mayor of the City of Titusville will give a proclamation and open the Time Capsule that was filled 50 years ago.

After the opening of the capsule in January, we plan to hold a contest for the community to make suggestions as to what should go back in the time capsule to be opened in another 50 years. At the July 4th Celebration, we plan to announce the winning items that will go into the time capsule, fill and close the capsule.

The main anniversary celebration will be March 19-26 featuring a week-long of historical events, parades, garden parties, lectures, theatrical shows, 5k run and end with an olde fashioned family picnic at Sandpoint Park.

During the year, we would like to invite organizations throughout the Titusville community to organize your own 150th Anniversary event. You will have the opportunity to use the official 150th Anniversary Logo. Your event may be promoted in area listings, and anniversary promotions and advertising throughout 2017.

Some suggestions are: Antique Car Show, Fashion Show Luncheon featuring styles of the times, Bicycle events, Strolls over the Bridge, Ice Cream Socials, Dog Show & Parade, Fishing Tournaments, Sailing events, Kayaking events and much more! For not-for-profits, what a great idea to use the anniversary theme for your fundraising events.

If you would like to participate or need more information, please contact Cathy Musselman at 321-607-6512 /

We look forward to having you join us in the grand celebration of our beautiful City of Titusville!

The Titusville 150th Anniversary Celebration Team's announcement April 13, 2016

The 150th Anniversary Celebration is presented by
the City of Titusville, Greater Titusville Renaissance, Historic Pritchard House, North Brevard Historical Museum, Harry T. and Harriett V. Moore Cultural Center, North Brevard Heritage Foundation, Historic Downtown Titusville Merchants Association, and the Florida Historical Society. For more information call 321-607-6512 or email

Want to see what we did 50 years ago?
Titusville, Florida Centennial — 1867-1967
Historical Booklet and Program
Countdown In History

Click to see the 1967 Centennial Celebration booklet.
Click to see booklet.