Nonprofit Community Room Use

The Montshire Porter Community Room is an 1800-square-foot space available to nonprofit educational and community service organizations on a limited basis.

A special endowment fund makes it possible for the Montshire Museum to provide space for nonprofit meetings, events, and gatherings in the Porter Community Room for up to 120 people from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., free of charge.

Please review the information about the Community Room and our policies for nonprofit use, then complete and submit the reservation request form below. All submissions are reviewed by Museum administration and may be accepted or declined based on availability and alignment with the Museum’s policies and educational mission. Our reservation coordinator is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at 802-649-2200 to answer any questions you may have.

The 1,800-square-foot Porter Community Room is located on the first floor of the Museum. Depending upon the configuration, the Community Room can comfortably accommodate up to 120 people. Use of the room includes:

  • 120 chairs
  • Tables:
    Ten rectangular tables measuring 8' x 2.5'
    Eight round tables measuring 4'
    Four round tables measuring 5'
  • Dropdown projection screen
  • Adjacent kitchen for heating and serving food
  • Restrooms 
  • Lighted parking for 225 cars

You are responsible for providing any necessary electronic equipment (such as a microphones, projectors, and speakers), easels, tablecloths, plates, glassware, utensils, or any serving pieces for your event.

Use of the Community Room does not include access to the Museum galleries or exhibits.


Policies and Guidelines 
Submit an Online Reservation Request