In 1999, Cape Elizabeth celebrated the 100th anniversary of Fort Williams.

This website was devoted to those 100 years, and the celebration activities that took place.

This archived section is provided for historical interest.

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Town of Cape Elizabeth

Fort Williams Centennial

Bandstand at Fort Williams in the old days (photo courtesy Joel Eastman)

Calendar of Events
Fort Williams

April 13 Dignitaries recognize 100th Anniversary. An event including Cape Elizabeth town officials, military dignitaries and the media will kick off the official 100th anniversary of the Fort. The event will feature the various events for the summer.

June 11 Cape High School Graduation.

June 19 Family Fun Day. The Ice Cream Social booth will be introduced for the first time.

June 30 PSO Fourth of July Concert. The Ice Cream Social will be available. One or two pieces of music will commemorate the 100th Anniversary.

July 11 Bandstand Concert -- Big Band.

July 18 Bandstand Concert -- Jazz.

July 24 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION DAY. The "Big Event" ! (see News for latest details)

July 31 Triumph Auto Show. The Ice Cream Social will be available.

August 7 Beach-to-Beacon 10K Race. The Ice Cream Social may also be available.

August 15 Bandstand Concert -- Barbershop.

August 22 Bandstand Concert -- "Deemed Worthy."

Sept. 5 Art Show. The Ice Cream Social will be open to the public.

Sept. 12 British Auto Show. The Ice Cream Social will be open to the public.

Walking tours and self-guided tours. These will run throughout the summer months and will start at the Lighthouse Museum. A self-guided tour pamphlet will be given to those who pay for the walking tour; otherwise, these pamphlets may be purchased at the Museum gift shop.