With major renovations of the last couple years completed, we have opened the Meetinghouse doors for community events – performances, dancing, classes, social gatherings and more. Visit our Events Calendar and join us at a gathering soon! Also, if you’re looking for space to hold an event, we’re ready to help you to make it happen. With its open floor plan, flexible seating, good sound and reasonable rental rates, the Wendell Meetinghouse is a great event venue – we’d love to make you welcome.
With the help of the whole community — tradespeople, volunteers, and donors, we have rebuilt the Meetinghouse from the ancient posts and beams to the modern acoustic sound panels. Floors, walls, ceiling, wiring, insulation, windows, doors, stone steps and ADA entryway have all been updated and refinished – see more on recent renovations here. Dating back to 1846, the Meetinghouse has a long history of service to Wendell and surrounding towns. Now it’s ready for the next 175 years!
Opening the doors to events in this beautiful space has been such a momentous achievement, but we know we need much more: running water, bathrooms, a sustainable heating/cooling system, a warming kitchen, performers’ green room, storage space, and a new roof and a fresh coat of outside paint. We encourage you to learn more about future building improvement planning and how you can help to make these dreams come true!
The Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse, Inc. is a great community of volunteers who share a vision for developing the Meetinghouse as a vibrant community center. Some of us serve on the Board, some on committees, and some show up for work parties – like polishing the old pews! If you would like to help with events, building maintenance, curating photos on our website, helping us with outreach or other tasks, or joining a committee or the Board, let us know. We can’t do this without you!
Our financial fundraising continues to meet the goal of creating a code-compliant, functional, and attractive space, ready to open for events and activities. To help this vision become reality, we appreciate your one-time or recurring monthly donation through PayPal using the button below. All gifts to the Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse are tax deductible.