Memorial Day tributes

Gorham Memorial Day parade watchers applaud in a big turnout along Main Street. Robert Lowell / American Journal

Historical Society open house for members

The Gorham Historical Society will have an open house for its members from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at its new headquarters at  Cherry Hill Farm on lower Main Street.

It’s an opportunity for members to see the society’s the setup in a historic barn. The society is making plans to be open to the public every other week throughout the summer.

Taste Walk reminder

The annual Taste Walk is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at food venues in Gorham Village. Sample favorite dishes of the eateries and vote for a winner.

Maps with locations will be available at Robie Gym on South Street and cost $8 per adult in advance and $10 the day of the event, $5 for age 6 and under.

Young Life Sebago, a youth ministry, presents the event. For more information or to register, visit

50 years ago

The American Journal reported on June 6, 1973, that Claire Libby of School Street was retiring after 29 years as a teacher in Gorham Schools. Libby was honored with a tea party May 27.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Treasury Department reported on May 24 that the U.S. public debt was $31,461,618,625,936.66.

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