Founders Hall is a wonderful location for celebrations, social functions, and business meetings. Since 1880, villagers have gathered here. Original wood floors, church pews and architectural features create a unique atmosphere. Modern amenities ensure a comfortable event.
After serving five generations of churchgoers under 25 pastors, the East Blue Hill Baptist Church was transferred to the ownership of the East Blue Hill Village Improvement Association (EBHVIA) in early 2013. It was renamed “Founders Hall” by village vote in May 2013 in honor of the individuals and families that helped establish our community.
Even prior to its transfer, Founders Hall provided a periodic venue where residents gathered to celebrate seasonal events, artistic expression of all kinds, exercise classes and educational speakers and films. As a village where residents tend to be both close and diverse in their talents, there is a high level of excitement in the village that we may now adapt the space for more such activity.
Over the last year, several upgrades to the facility were made, thanks to the generous donations of time and funds provided by residents and donors to the inaugural fundraising campaign that took place in 2013. Several major projects are planned for this coming year, including repair of the sill, clapboards, insulation and framing of the north wall of Founders Hall. This summer we seek your support in our 2014 North Wall Campaign to complete these repairs. Please consider a gift or a donation of your time and expertise as we continue to improve this classic building.
Founders Hall is centrally located in the village and is the highest and most prominent structure in the community. The steeple is used as a navigation marker for boats returning to home port. Except for the replacement windows and the steeple added in the 1956, the exterior and interior are essentially the same as when built in the 1880’s. A rear kitchen area was added approximately 15 years ago.
Founders Hall is now available to host your next event.