Gardiner volunteers work to raise money for fountain, improving the Gardiner Common

Volunteers are raising money to restore the fountain in the Gardiner Common, which was originally donated to honor the life of Gardiner native Gideon Palmer, who played a role in establishing Howard University.


A fundraising campaign is now underway to pay for reconstruction of the fountain in the Gardiner Common honoring a city native who has a legacy that reaches far beyond Maine.

At the same time, volunteers are working on upgrades to the Common as it approaches the start of its third century in 2024. Improvements include planting trees and seeking a designation as Maine’s oldest town square through a nomination by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission to be included on the National Historic Register as a cultural landmark.

Help support the restoration of our much loved fountain in the Common!


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