WHO WE ARE
Built in 1866, The East Fairfield Union Meeting House has been the architectural, social and spiritual anchor of our rural community for 150 years. Folks were married here, baptized their babies here, and attended candlelit Christmas Eve services here. For generations, the weather, milk prices, and road conditions were seriously discussed within these four walls.
Eight years ago, the building was acquired by an enthusiastic group of local residents under the umbrella of the Fairfield Community Center Association, a small non-profit organization providing essential services and enrichment programs to the region. We firmly believe that one way to preserve the character and integrity of a community is through the preservation of its old buildings. Further, we're convinced that music has the power to bind us all together,
especially during difficult times. Thus, we find ourselves with The Meeting House on the Green, and the exciting challenge of preserving it for future generations, as well as re-purposing it with what is considered by many to be one of Vermont's premier music venues.
To learn more about the history of East Fairfield and to follow the progress of our Preservation Project, CLICK HERE.
Meeting House Exterior
Painting Project Complete!
Thanks in part to a $10,000 grant from the 1772 Foundation in partnership with the Preservation Trust of Vermont, a major exterior repair and painting project was completed at the Meeting House last year. This was a dream come true and we're so grateful for the outpouring of support that's been present ever since we started the Meeting House Preservation Project 8 years ago. We hope you'll stop by to see for yourself what a beautiful historic building you've helped to "save!" THANK YOU!
Do you need food, or know someone who does? Call The Fairfield Community Center at 802-827-3130 and leave a message. The Food Shelf is open on Tuesdays from 3-5, and every second Friday of the month from 10-Noon.
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our new video!
NEXT PROJECTS & FUNDRAISING - Here at The Meeting House on the Green, we’re entering year 8 of a 10-year preservation project. Thanks to fundraising efforts, grants, and donations from friends and neighbors, we’ve accomplished a LOT! We’ve upgraded the electrical system, restored the stained glass windows, improved lighting and sound, built an outdoor performance space with wheel chair access, installed an energy efficient furnace, and repaired and painted the exterior of the building.
Please help us continue our work to preserve this lovely historic landmark while bringing great live music to Franklin County. Our 2021 fundraising goal of $20,000 will allow us to paint the interior of the building, repair the antique ceiling fixtures, install blinds at the west windows and continue to improve our sound system. (Cushions for the pews!?) Hope we can count on your support! Donate online or mail a check to us at: Meeting House on the Green, Box 16, East Fairfield, Vermont 05448. And thank you very much!
MUSIC SERIES - For seven years, the Meeting House has brought great musicians to our little corner of Vermont. Last summer we had to make the tough decision to cancel the music series due to the pandemic. This year, we’re determined to bring you the fullest concert season possible, as weather and Covid restrictions allow. We hope you’ll join us this summer as we get back into the swing of things with many of Vermont’s finest musicians live from the terrace overlooking the village green. Click HERE for this summer's line up, and mark your calendars for 9 great shows from mid-June through October.
Fairfield Community Center -The Fairfield Community Center Association, located in E. Fairfield, VT, has been meeting the changing needs of Franklin county and beyond since 1992, with a the Fairfield Food Shelf, Tuesday Lunches and numerous kids' programs.
Bent Northrop Memorial Library - In addition to great books, the library offers WiFi, on-line databases, word processing, magazine subscriptions (both in print and electronically), and downloadable audio books and ebooks.