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Nonprofit Community Room Use

Available from 5:30–8:30pm, the Montshire Porter Community Room is a 2,200-square-foot space available to nonprofit educational and community service organizations on a limited basis.

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

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. Our reservation coordinator is available Monday–Friday, 8:30am–5pm at 802-649-2200 to answer any questions you may have.

The 2,200-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’; ten round tables measuring 4’; five round tables measuring 5’
  • Dropdown projection screen
  • Adjacent kitchen for prepping and serving food
  • 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. Use of the Porter Community Room is made available to nonprofit educational and community service organizations from approximately the last week in August to the last week in June. It is not available in July and most of August. Nonprofits may only book the Community Room one time a year.

Fill out our Online Rental Request to reserve your space.