What is a Meeting House?
Many early American communities built a multipurpose Meeting House where residents could meet to hold religious services, discuss local issues, and conduct town business. The old Mingo Meeting House was the most famous in our area, where the Mingo Militia met during the Whiskey Rebellion in open defiance of the federal government.
The Meeting House serves primarily as an education and meeting space.
The main room is 15x30 feet and features an open floor plan that can be flexible for different seating arrangements. The Meeting House is 100% ADA compliant.
Scout badge workshops, professional training seminars, continuing education courses, group tour lessons, Hands on History Day Camp, staff and volunteer training, Bradford House board meetings, and other community organization meetings are held here. The Meeting House is also used for exhibits and demonstrators during various downtown Washington events, such as the street crawls, Small Business Saturday, and, of course, the annual Whiskey Rebellion Festival.
In addition, the Meeting House provides storage for over 2,500 pieces of reproduction 18th century clothing formerly stored in the Bradford House basement. This clothing is worn by our docents, volunteers, Whiskey Rebellion actors and community members as needed. The two wardrobe rooms also serve as dressing rooms.
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