Whitney Community Center - Meeting and Performance Space and More!
The Whitney Community Center, completed in 2009, is available for a wide variety of activities. The Whitney Foundation funded the construction in its entirety and now the building is managed by the Jackson School District in collaboration with a Whitney Oversight Committee made up of school, town and community members. According to the wishes of Bill and Betty Whitney, it offers a wonderful, multi-use facility available to the local community in addition to the Jackson Grammar School children.
The WCC was constructed on land donated by the Jackson School District and formerly the site of the historic Trickey barn (moved and re-erected on the Gray's Inn property as the town library). Along with providing a site for its construction, the Jackson School District funds daily operating expenses and maintenance of the facility. The Whitney endowment also provides an annual contribution to underwrite programming, capital projects, and maintenance.
The WCC offers many options and spaces for public use. There is a large, multi-purpose Main Hall with a stage and options for seating up to 250. The Art Room is a bright room with working height tables and stools to accommodate approximately 20 persons. A small conference room, complete with a table and chairs, is an additional option for 8-10 participants. The large commercially designed kitchen is outfitted with a six burner gas stove, ample storage and countertop space with a pass through into the Main Hall.
The Request for Use form, Fee Schedule, School Board Guidelines for Use along with a link to the Calendar of Events can all be found below as a printable PDF.Currently, the building is available for public use between the hours of 6am and 9pm daily except Monday thru Thursday between the hours of 8am and 3pm due to school classes and generally during special school programs and performances. These hours change during the summer months.