Gorham Municipal Center Lawn
Built - 1986
Gorham is a town in Cumberland County, Maine that was incorporated on October 30th of 1764 and granted to men who had fought in the Narragansett War of 1675 and to their heirs. The land was originally annexed land for Standish and Scarborough and was first named Narragansett #7.
The town is known as one that founded the Western State Normal School in 1850 which later became part of the University of Gorham and currently is the Gorham campus of the University of Southern Maine. The town is also a former home of Governor Percival B. Daxter which is now a museum of Indian artifacts and rare coins.
Gorham's bandstand is the first one the town has had and was built on Gorham Municipal Center Lawn in 1986 for the town's 250th anniversary. It is known as "The Gazebo" and was a gift to the town by the Phinney family who dedicated it to the town in 1986 and placed a bronze plaque on the gazebo for the town's 250th.
The bandstand is used often during the warmer months during the town's summer festival, concerts in the park on Tuesday evenings and in the winter for Santa who makes his appearance during Christmas and who lights the town Christmas tree each year. The bandstand has also bee nused on many occasions during weddings of local citizens and other important community events.
INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY:
Cindy Hazelton, Director
Gorham Recreation Department