What a splendid gathering of community at our 175th Birthday Celebration of the Wendell Meetinghouse that took place on Saturday, September 11, 2021. It was a late summer party to celebrate our Wendell community, honor this historic building from past to present, recognize the people who have brought it so far, and an opportunity to share plans for the future. Read more about this special day here.
The Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse have been making diligent progress towards re-opening the Meetinghouse doors with updated and approved construction plans, approved connections to the town’s water and sewer, and work on the Meetinghouse access ramp, emergency exits, and installation of new stone steps. You can read about our progress here.
The Wendell Meetinghouse will reawaken to be a welcoming home where people from around the region can come to learn, experiment, practice, celebrate and play through use of its four domains: The Living Room, Spirit Circles, Performance Place, and Maker/Learner Center. Read more about our vision here.
Today’s Wendell Meetinghouse, built in 1846, is a two-story, double entrance church built in the Greek Revival style. Its design and construction are attributed to Luke Leach, a master carpenter in Wendell who is thought to have built many of the Greek Revival houses around the Common. Read more about the building’s history here.
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.