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Nonprofit Community Room Use

Local nonprofits may reserve the Montshire Porter Community Room on a limited basis for programs and meetings. An endowment fund allows us to share our space as a community service.

Please review the information about the Community Room and our policies for nonprofit use, then complete and submit the reservation request form below.

The room is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 5:30-8:30pm. Nonprofits may book the Community Room six times per year, no more than once every two months. Reservations are accepted up to 10 weeks prior to your event, and 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. The room is not available December 21-January 1, and the last week of June through the third week of August.

Our reservation coordinator is available Monday–Friday, 8:30am–2pm at 802-649-2200 to answer your questions.

The 2,200-square-foot Porter Community Room is located on the first floor of the Museum. Depending upon the configuration, the room can comfortably accommodate up to 120 people. See sample room layouts below.

Use of the room includes:

  • 120 chairs
  • Tables: Ten rectangular tables measuring 8’ x 2.5’; ten round tables measuring 4’; five round tables measuring 5’
  • Dropdown projection screen
  • Adjacent kitchen for prepping refreshments (no cooking or catering)
  • Restrooms
  • Lighted parking for 225 cars

Please note: Linens, table cloths, and audio visual services are NOT provided. 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.

Fill out our Online Rental Request to reserve your space.