1981 Jane Gaitenby poster
North Hall Poster Drawn by Jane Gaitenby in 1981

The establishment of the Jane Haring Gaitenby Fund in 1984 was the corner stone of our present day mission to preserve and restore this historic hall and to serve the community through the arts. Jane was a summer resident whose parents lived in Huntington. As a child she attended school at the North Hall in the last couple of years before it was closed in the early 1930's.

She retired to Huntington in the seventies, and among many other interests tried to bring back the Hall activities of her youth.

After Jane's death it was decided that contributions made in her memory should be used to restore the North Hall and bring arts and entertainment to the community. Thus the Fund was created.

The money, along with lots of sweat equity, was used at first to restore the old school room. Subsequently a Comminity Block Grant made possible major work to make the building handicapped accessible. The North Hall Association, while having been formed in 1900, was finally incorporated as a Massachusetts non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation in 1999. Theatrical and musical programs were introduced and now the association annually holds an Arts Festival with programs running from May through September in an air-conditioned and handicapped accessible building.

Still the mission moves forward.The need for money to maintain this historic building and pay artists who perform there continues.

Donations are always welcome. Checks should be made out to the North Hall Association (If you wish you may designate your contribution to the Jane Haring Gaitenby Fund or the David Pardoe Classical Music Fund) and sent to:

North Hall Association
PO Box 371
Huntington MA 01050

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