Community

From its early placement in the center of Francestown,

 

the Old Meeting House has long played an essential role in our village and the larger community. Throughout the centuries, this historic building has hosted Town Meetings and political debates, concerts and recitals, church services, weddings, and memorials, while welcoming trick-or-treaters and carolers over the holidays.

From May through October, the Old Meeting House opens its doors to a wealth of community events. In past springs, Verdant Visions has proved an inspiration to area gardeners, and organizations like the Francestown Land Trust hold their annual meetings here.

Every Labor Day during Francestown’s biggest celebration, volunteers serve up ice cream sundaes along with a little history. Visitors rest on our granite steps to watch the parade, enjoy a Colonial Music performance inside, or join our free tour, climbing the steps to the bell tower for a bird’s eye view of this New Hampshire Historic Landmark Village.

Fees for use of the Old Meeting House are very reasonable—and may even be free to community groups from Monday through Thursday in season.

To learn more about availability for your event or if you’re interested in volunteer opportunities, contact one of our Trustees.