Granges are fraternal organizations of farmers that started forming after the U.S. Civil War. They hit their peak in the early 20th century. In addition to serving as a center for many farming communities, granges were effective special interest groups for farmers and their agendas, including fighting railroad monopolies and pushing for rural mail deliveries. The word "grange" comes from a Latin word for grain, and is related to a "granary" or, more generically, a farm.
The New Vernon Grange was established more than a century ago, and its simple one-story grange building has been a community center since it was built in 1970. It includes a small playground and a large hall for various kinds of events.
Varies per event; call for information.
Free, on-site parking is available.