Photo Credit: Sandwich Historical Commission
The History of the Grange Hall
The Hall is owned and operated by the Nye Family Association along with
the 1678 Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum
located next door.
The museum is open for afternoon tours Tuesday through Saturday from mid-June to mid-October.
The hall is a historic building built in 1889 by the East Sandwich Mill and Hall Association, primarily as a meeting place for the East Sandwich Grange #139 which had formed in 1887.
The Grange enhanced the economic, social and educational qualities of life for farm families. When the Grange was eventually disbanded in 1992, the Hall was donated by the Grange to the Nye Family Association.
Since 1889 the Grange Hall has served as the main center of social life in East Sandwich. Countless meetings, suppers, card parties, dances, rummage sales, plays and musical events have been held here. In keeping with this spirit, the Nye Family Association offers the Hall for appropriate community and private use.
The hall is available for use by agreement with the managers of the hall. Each potential event is carefully screened and considered before a User Agreement is made. Fees vary depending on several factors, such as the type of event, number of people, non-profit or fund raiser vs. private party, etc. There are many costs associated with the upkeep and maintenance of the Hall and grounds in addition to the utility use associated with an event.
The managers are responsible for ensuring that the physical property and historical nature of the building and grounds are protected and preserved for future generations.
Volunteers are welcome!
Please contact us for more information if you'd like to become involved!