SAD BUT TRUE: 2020 MUSIC SERIES CANCELLED
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
Our Next Major Project!
We're so happy to announce that we've been selected to receive a $10,000 grant from the 1772 Foundation in partnership with the Vermont Arts Council to help defray costs of an exterior repair and painting project at the Meeting House. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 4th and will continue through June, weather permitting. if you're in the area, stop by and check on our progress!
If you'd like to donate to the matching grant fund, please make a check out to Meeting House and mail it to: Meeting House Painting Project, Box 16, East Fairfield, VT 05448 or go to the DONATE page, and contribute securely online. 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.
It is with sadness as well as the utmost concern for the health and safety of our volunteers, our musicians and our patrons, that we have decided - in light of the current pandemic - to cancel the 2020 concert series at the Meeting House on the Green.
If/when restrictions are relaxed later in the summer, we'll take a look at some impromptu outdoor “Sunday Afternoon Entertainment on the Terrace” where folks can spread out on the green with picnics and coolers. We certainly hope this can happen ~ stay tuned!
June 6 – Young Traditions Vermont
July 24 – Rush Run Philharmonic
Aug. 15 - Will Patton Ensemble
Aug. 29 - Jenni Johnson & The Junketeers
Sept. 18 – Galen Cassidy Peria
Oct. 10 – Beg, Steal or Borrow
Oct. 24 – O’hAnleigh
Nov 7 –Variety Show for Food Shelf