Lillian Gregerman Bandshell
Prospect Park - Onset MA
Built - c. 1960s
The town of Wareham was first settled in 1678 as part of Plymouth and Rochester and was later incorporated in 1739 and named after its namesake in England. Due to its proximity to many waterways, the town's earliest industry involved shipbuilding and related industries along with always being a resort town due to its waterways, especially Buttermilk Bay, which is a possible pathway to the Cape Cod Canal.
Today the town is mostly just residential but still has a storng tourist industry during the summer months. It is also the home of the Tremont Nail Factory that was established in 1819 and is the oldest nail manufacturer in the United States.
Wareham's Lillian Gregerman Band Shell was built in the 1960s in Prospect Park, Onset, part of Wareham, and is the first bandstand the town has had although there is another small one across the street overlooking the harbor. The bandstand has a standard band shell structure with overhead lighting and is handicapped accessible. A large number of bands has performed on the stage over the years with the most important events yearly being the Cape Verde Festival and Belles Festival. The band shell is also the venue for movie shows weekly during June and July.
INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY:
Frank Bergamasa, M.M.D. Foreman