What IS the Meeting House, anyway?
Access-For-All Project a Great Success!
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.
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Last year we were honored to receive a substantial grant from the Vermont Arts Council to help us realize a goal that has been dear to our hearts from the very beginning: to make the building handicapped accessible so that no one's left out.
After many months of planning, and a pretty wild construction schedule last summer, our project is all but complete. We have a beautiful new outdoor performance stage, and a wheelchair ramp that will allow everyone access to this historic building.
We'd like to thank all of you who contributed to the VAC matching grant funds - nearly $30,000 was raised during the grant term, and we should all be very proud of ourselves and our little community!
THANKS to ALL
who donated to the online Fundraiser for NEW SOUND EQUIPMENT!
Your contribution has made possible the following: new dynamic main speakers, high quality monitors, a new digital mixing console & new microphones for voice and instruments!
The 2020 Summer Music Series is shaping up nicely. Stay tuned for the full schedule of concerts from May to November, 2020. Some wonderful surprises coming your way!
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.