Pepperell Town Field
Built - 1998
The town of Pepperell was established as early as 1775. It is located 35 miles northwest of Boston and is near the New Hampshire border nestled within rolling hills and woodlands and the Nashua and nissitissit Rivers that flow together. The town is rich in history and was once an important stop on 2 railroad lines and was a mill town and faming community. The citizens of the town boast community living of the old mill village and maintains their farmland, forests and recreational areas.
They are also very proud of their octagon-stage front bandstand that was built and completed in June of 1998 in Pepperell Town Field. There has been a bandstand in the town on and off since the early 1800s with the last one torn down in the early 1960s. The Pepperell Business Association held the fund raising for the bandstand to enhance the small town experience that typifies Pepperell. The fund raising included the selling of T-shirts, buttons, sweatshirts, band concerts, limited edition prints and an oil painting of the bandstand.
The bandstand has a special feature of a time capsule in the steps leading up to the stage which will be opened in 100 years in 209 which is a novel idea. Many concerts during the summer months have been held on the structure since its inception and a number of VIPs have appeared and given speeches on the structure including State Senator Steve Panagiotakos and Representative Robert Hargraves.
INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY:
Chris Hayes, Board of Directors
Pepperell Business Association