The Music Hall Advisory Committee is pleased to announce two very significant donations – an audio system donated by an anonymous donor, as well as 150 comfortable, new chairs from a dual donation by an anonymous donor and the Sippican Historical Society. The Committee is deeply grateful for these wonderful contributions which will greatly enhance the comfort and enjoyment of audiences for the many civic and cultural activities held at the Music Hall.
For information on various programs held by such organizations as the Sippican Historical Society, Elizabeth Taber Library and Marion Council on Aging held at the Music Hall (as well as other local venues), you can now consult the Town of Marion’s Events calendar at http://www.marionma.gov/Pages/MarionMA_Eventscal/.
Increased use of the Music Hall has led to more awareness of the maintenance issues it faces, and the Committee is very pleased to be working actively with the town’s new Facilities Manager, Shaun Cormier, to ensure the long-term ‘health’ of this historic building. We look forward to honoring the vision of Elizabeth Taber when she built the Music Hall in 1891, as well as the generosity of another benefactress whose large donation in 1995 provided funds for a major renovation to the building as well as an endowment.
The focus now is on stabilizing the Hall’s foundation, increasing handicap access, upgrading the kitchen, replacing the furnace, redoing the interior painting and floors, as well as furnishing the Reading Room. Excellent assistance from many local volunteers has proved invaluable, and the Committee welcomes any and all suggestions as the project moves forward.
Anyone who wishes to be involved in the Music Hall’s improvement initiative is encouraged to contact Phyllis Washburn at: firstname.lastname@example.org.