The partnership between the Fairfax County Park Authority and Great Falls Grange Foundation signed documents April 4 to permit the foundation to operate and maintain the historic Great Falls Grange.
Officials envision that the Grange will serve as a community meeting place, a potential location for classes and planned activities, and a venue for private and special events.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this assembly hall was built in 1929, a product of the Grange Movement, which swept rural America after the Civil War. The Grange was built as a symbol of commitment to community involvement and progress and has been a meeting and special event site throughout its history.
The building, a historic schoolhouse and adjacent park, are located on Georgetown Pike in Great Falls.