Built - 1985
Elkins is located in the western part of the state of New Hampshire just east of the larger town of New London in the Sunapee Lakes Region. The town is located by Pleasant Lake which makes for a very serene atmosphere on nearby Willow Park where the bandstand sits.
The Elkins Bandstand is the second one the town has had with the first one in the same location but was destroyed by a hurricane in 1938. In 1981, it was decided that a new bandstand should be erected to mark the 150th anniversary of the local Scythe Company formed by Phillips, Messer and Colby in 1835. Funds were raised by suppers, food sales, a Strawberry Festival, and a very successfulplay, "The Bandstand Follies." The "Swift Fund' and the Bi-Centennial Fund also contributed to the building of the structure.
The bandstand is a charming small structure which houses 8 or more concerts during Sunday evenings during the summer which is well attended by the locals and visitors to the town.
INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY:
Janet MacMichael, resident