What IS the Meeting House,


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.

Seven 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 and art is the glue that binds us all together. 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 for the here and now.

To discover how you can become involved in this exciting community adventure,  and to read more about the history of our project,  CLICK HERE

Meeting House

Painting Project Complete!

Thanks in part to a $10,000 grant from the 1772 Foundation in partnership with the Preservation Trust of Vermont, we've just completed an exterior repair and painting project at the Meeting House. This is 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 seven years ago now. We hope you'll stop by to see for yourself what a beautiful historic building you've helped to "save!" THANK YOU!


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.

Town of Fairfield - The Town of Fairfield is located in Northwestern Vermont, in Franklin County. Fairfield is a beautiful rural New England town with rolling hills, family farms, and the essence of small town life. Browse our web site for more information about the Town of Fairfield.

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. 


ON THE GREEN ~ E. Fairfield, Vermont

Strengthening community through historic preservation & the arts.

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