The Richardson community gathered on the Main Street Plaza this weekend to celebrate a milestone, the City’s 150th birthday.

The day-long event included food from local restaurants, fun activities for the whole family, and there was even a cake celebrating 150 years of civic, economic, cultural and academic progress in Richardson.

The Rich-Tones Chorus and the Richardson Community Band were among several groups performing. Most of them, have been part of the community for more than fifty years.

For months, people have been submitting their ‘Love Notes to Richardson’ – personal heartfelt stories and memories proudly displayed for others to read.

Items buried in a time capsule, in 1973, that celebrated the City’s centennial and was unearthed this year, were on display. Newspapers, disposable pampers, hair curlers, letters, poems, blue jeans, and hats – just some of the things of that time period.

During Richardson’s 150th a new time capsule was unveiled. Items from 2023 were placed in it to be open fifty years from now in 2073.