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GREAT FALLS
GRANGE FOUNDATION

WELCOME to the

GREAT FALLS GRANGE &

HISTORIC SCHOOLHOUSE

Come on In -

We are Open!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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GATHERING at the GRANGE

Thanks for Coming!

For the Love of Great Falls

On Friday, Sept. 9th a great time was had by all!  The community stopped by for complimentary food and drinks, then had the opportunity to tour the updated Grange Hall and Historic Schoolhouse. Beautiful landscaping has been added to the grounds, the floors inside the Grange Hall were refinished and both buildings were freshly painted.  Visitors met the Board, learned about volunteer opportunities, and most of all enjoyed time with their neighbors.  

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GREAT GRANGE ESTATE SALE:  Sat Sept 24th & Sun Sept 25th

Exquisite household items, designer clothing, designer accessories, and baked
goods will be available for sale during this 2 day extravaganza. The estate sale is in coordination between the Great Falls Grange Foundation and other Great Falls non- profit organizations.

 

Donate items

Qualifying donated items are considered tax deductible and receipt will be issued.

Click Here for a Donations Guide & Drop Off Information 
 

Volunteer Hours

Help is needed across 8 days from Sat Sept 17 to Sun Sept 24 to pick up, clean, and price items and help the day of the sale. Participating nonprofit organizations will receive a portion of the proceeds by committing 10 hours of volunteer work. Service hours are available for students. 

Click Here to Sign-Up for Volunteer Hours

 

Donate Baked Goods

Baked items can be dropped off starting at 7:00 AM on Saturday, September 24.

Please email info@gfgrange.org for more information

NEXT TOWN HALL MEETING: OCTOBER 5

The Great Falls Grange Foundation will be hosting its next Town Hall Meeting - come and learn about all of the exciting things happening at the Grange!  The Town Hall Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30 PM at the Grange and light refreshments will be served.  

Please email info@gfgrange.org for more information.

DONATE

For the Love of Great Falls!

The Great Falls Grange Foundation needs your help to support some much needed improvements, including: add a power generator, connection to public water, bathroom improvements, air-conditioning in the schoolhouse, dark-sky compliant outdoor safety lighting, refinishing the original hardwood floors, plumbing improvements, plus new paint / curtains / furnishings.

Help us achieve these goals by donating today. We accept

donations by check and through PayPal.

 

Mail Checks to:  

The Great Falls Grange Foundation

P.O. Box 1164

Great Falls, VA 22066

We are grateful for your support!

The Great Falls Grange Foundation, Inc. is qualified as a not for profit entity under 26 USC §501[c][3].

Some or all donations may be deductible under 26 USC §170. 

ABOUT

For the Love of Great Falls

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The Great Falls Grange events venue is a charming historic event site nestled in downtown Great Falls, Virginia on a wooded lot.   It is one of the closest historical event venues to Washington, D.C.

The Great Falls Grange has historically served as the heart of the Great Falls community and is a unique event destination offering three distinct event spaces including the Grange Hall (est. 1929), Historic Schoolhouse (est. 1889), and the Grange Pavilion.  

 
 

Reserve Space Today

Reservations are open for The Grange Hall, Historic Schoolhouse and Picnic Pavilion. We are taking reservations for a wide range of events, including: Community Meetings, Celebrations (Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mitzvahs, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers), Weddings (Ceremonies, Rehearsals, Receptions), Business Meetings, Art Shows, Theatrical Performances, Musical Performances, and more. 

landscaping

The Great Falls Grange Foundation (GFGF) partnered with a group of local landscaping companies, under the leadership of Charles Owen, owner of Fine Landscapes, Ltd. to improve the landscaping, including an emphasis on native Northern Virginia plants to  improve the overall aesthetics of the property.  

Fresh Interiors

New paint in light neutral tones has invigorated the interiors

of both the Grange Hall and Historic Schoolhouse, and the

Grange features a brand new kitchen.  Improvements

to the bathrooms are also planned.  

Parking

The parking lot will be refreshed with new gravel

and additional lighting.

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RESERVATIONS OPEN 

Improvements to the Grange 

EVENT
SPACES

Find the Best Space

Pavilion in the Summer

The Grange has the perfect space for your event. Soon you will be able to rent one, or all, of our newly refurbished spaces. These include two buildings (Grange Hall and Historic Schoolhouse), plus an outdoor pavilion (Grange Pavilion) for celebrations, performances and business meetings. 

Grange Hall

Seating for up to 200 Guests
2 Levels, Stage, Kitchen

Historic Schoolhouse

Charming one-level space for small events with seating capacity for up to 49 guests, kitchenette, and a piano.

The Pavilion

Covered outdoor picnic tables for up to 40 guests.

Public children's play area and sports field

are a short walk.

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LOCATION

9818 GEORGETOWN PIKE

GREAT FALLS, VA 22066

Great Falls is approximately 30 minutes West of downtown Washington, DC and is bordered by the Potomac River to the North, Great Falls National Park and McLean to the East, Reston / Herndon / Vienna to the South and Sterling / Lowes Island to the West. Hiking trails, recreational areas and breathtaking views of the Potomac River can be found at Great Falls National Park and Riverbend Park.


Across the street from The Grange property is the Great Falls Shopping Center with several restaurants as well as Safeway and CVS.  Also close by is Great Falls Village, a quaint shopping center featuring an art gallery, multiple restaurants, coffee shops, ice-cream and more.

The Grange was perfect for our son’s Texas Dance Hall themed rehearsal dinner! Lights, a country band and a bbq dinner made it a night to remember.

Linda Knight - Temple, TX

LOCATION

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HISTORY

About
The Grange

The Grange Hall and Historic Schoolhouse are both buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are owned by the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA).

Grange Hall was built in 1929 by the local farmers and their families as Grange Hall #738 for the Great Falls chapter of the Fraternal Order of Husbandry. This Craftsman style public assembly hall has been the site of private and community gatherings throughout its history. 

Read more about the history of the Grange Hall

The Historic Schoolhouse was built in 1889 as a one-room school, expanded in 1911 to include the Floris School, but  ultimately, the school closed in 1922.  From 1922 to 1959 it changed hands many times and eventually put up for sale in the early 1980’s. Great Falls residents pooled their resources and purchased the building, eventually donating it to the Fairfax County Park Authority. 

Read more about the Historic Schoolhouse

GALLERY

Use of the GFGF/FCPA  April 4, 2022 Agreement Signing Photographs authorized by Bill Canis and Fairfax County Parks Authority.

 

2022 GALA SPONSORS

Thank You


Main Street Bank
Great Falls Realtors: 
Linda Thompson,
Dianne Van Volkenburg,
Bic DeCaro, Lori & Jack Shafran

Adeler Jewelers
The Styers
The Panns
Costa Dental
Dominion Law Firm
Village Centre
NK Global Events
James Diedrich Photography
Riverbend Landscapes
Pots & Plants
Sisson Landscape
Rossen Landscape

Great Falls Citizens Association
Rotary Club of Great Falls
Kim & Craig Abod
Fine Landscapes, Ltd.
The Arts of Great Falls
The Mencia Family
The Fernandez Family
The McGeehan Family
Robert Moore
Gerry Schmitz
Radiant Marketing, LLC: 
Meralee Fredenburgh
Megawatt DJ & Entertainment:
Jon Paul
Allegra Print-Signs-Design
Plaid Sheep Creative: ​Natasha & Steve Prakope