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

Parade on the old parade ground at Fort Williams (photo courtesy Joel Eastman)

Cape Elizabeth's Town Council has appointed a committee of 12 to design and organize the Celebration. The objectives are to:

  • Commemorate the commissioning of Fort Williams 100 years ago;
  • Raise awareness of The Fort as a significant part of Cape Elizabeth's history;
  • Foster community pride thorough involvement in planning as well as attending Centennial activities;
  • Provide a springboard for the park's future through celebrating its past and enjoying it in the present.

The Committee meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Cafeteria.


Al Barthelman -- Chair

Jeffrey Barker

Clint Blood

Penny Carson

Betty Crane

Sally Hinckley

Paul Phillipps

Barbara Sanborn

Jeff Van Fleet

Bill Wadman

Ellyne Fleshner -- Event Mgmt.

Dan Davidson -- Communications