1794 Meetinghouse

Dear New Salem Residents,

The Board of the 1794 Meetinghouse (the nonprofit) would like to buy the building known as 1794 Meetinghouse from the Town of New Salem in order to proceed with planned renovations.

This is a big decision for the Town and it’s important that you have the opportunity to consider the options and speak your concerns. We know the building needs work; we have found we cannot apply for grants until the legal status and the authority over work are clarified. It is critical to resolve these issues in order to proceed with the restoration and maintenance of this most cherished Town building.

We have planned two public meetings to answer questions and discuss the issues. Please join us if you can.

  • Thursday, June 3rd at 7 pm, on Zoom (via computer, smart phone, tablet or regular phone
  • Saturday, June 5th at 11 am, on the Meetinghouse lawn (please bring your own portable chair and mask; rain-date is Sunday, June 6th, at 1:30 pm)

Please register in advance for the Zoom meeting on June 3rd (this will allow us to send a reminder message before the meeting and receive any advance questions you have): https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvc-6tqT4iE9APZgosqac15hZnY576gQIq

More details are found at https://1794meetinghouse.org/1794-purchase-plans/. This will page will be updated from time to time. (You can also find it by clicking on About in the top menu bar, then 1794 Purchase & Renovation Plans.)