The Grange Centennial Fund - only $1,700 more to go!
One hundred years ago, members of Grange
Chapter 954 built this hall to serve the needs of the community. To celebrate this extraordinary anniversary,
we have launched a fund to raise $10,000
to replace the roof, paint the building and do other outside renovations. You can read more on our Centennial Fund Appeal page.
Send contributions by mail to:
Whallonsburg Civic Association,
PO Box 54, Essex, NY 12936

You can also make a secure financial donation through PayPal by clicking the button:

Let's Get Canning
We're hosting a series of workshops and community canning events to show everyone how to use the equipment in the Grange Kitchen for your own use. Produce is coming in and we can show you how to preserve, freeze, process, and save it for the winter.

Saturday, July 11, 9:30-noon
Introduction to Processing in the Grange Community Kitchen

Saturday, July 25, 9:30-noon
Introduction to Pickling and Canning
Reservations recommended: Email Steph at

Saturday, August 8, 9:30-11:00
Seed-Saving Roundtable with Tim McGarry

Saturdays, Aug. 22, Sept. 5, Sept. 26, 9:30am-4:00pm 
Harvest Canning Parties (group canning)

$5 per event. More details on our Kitchen page.
Harvest Parties are made possible with a grant from the Essex Community Fund. We thank them for their generous support.

Special Summer LYCEUM presentation
WEDNESDAY, August 19, 7:30
Prison History and Memory
in New York’s North Country
Presentation and discussion with Jefferson Hall, professor of History at Queensborough Community College. 
Co-sponsored by John Brown Lives!
Details on our Lyceum page.

SUNDAY, August 30, 3-6pm
Cooking Up the Local Harvest Workshop
with Chef David Hunt of the Hungry Trout Restaurant.
Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension
Details on our Special Events page.

See all upcoming EVENTS on our Calendar page.