Rye Congregational Church has served as a central meeting house for the Rye community since its dedication in 1726. We are proud to continue this tradition and provide a gathering place for many area groups. Please contact Marjorie Johnston in the Church office (964-4061 or email@example.com.) if your community group is interested in using our facilities.
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Rye Congregational Church has served as a central meeting house for the Rye community since its dedication in 1726. We are proud to continue this tradition by providing a gathering place for many area groups. Please contact us if your community or non-profit group may be interested in renting our facilities. The following are some of the organizations that meet at RCC.
Rye Congregational Church
Rye Town Hall
Town of Rye, Recreation Department
The Town of Rye holds many functions at RCC. The Recreation Department sponsors twice weekly exercise and yoga classes. and occasional meetings take place during the year. Once a month from September to June, the Town puts on a luncheon for seniors which includes entertainment and/or an educational presentation after lunch. We have an active Church which is open to local non-profit organizations who need to hold a meeting or workshop. For more information, see Facility Use.
Rye Town Hall is a historic town hall located at 10 Central Road in Rye. It was constructed in 1839 and as a Methodist Church and purchased by the Town in 1873, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2020 and in the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places in 2020.
Rye Driftwood Garden Club
The Rye Driftwood Garden Club is excited to kick off the 2023-2024 season in September. Dur the monthly meetings, different speakers are invited to present a topic of interest. Well-known professionals with expertise in gardens, floral design and horticulture to teach how to make the environment more beautiful and sustainable.
All of the meetings and programs are held at Rye Congregation Church. Preceding the meetings, the attendees enjoy a social half-hour at 9:30 and the meeting begins at 10:00am. The public is invited to attend. Non-club members are welcome to attend for a suggested donation of $5, which goes towards RDCG’s landscape grants and scholarships as well as future programs.
For more information, visit their website: ryenhgardenclub.org.
Rye Center 1889
Rye Historical Society
The land of Rye was originally inhabited by native peoples for over 12,000 years. The first European settlement in 1623 at Odiorne Point was called Pannaway, later nicknamed Sandy Beach until 1726 when it became the parish of Rye and then gained independent town status in 1785. The town’s history is rich in farming, fishing and ocean side resort history. Rye’s strategic location has put it in the nexus of change in American history by its proximity to Portsmouth, commerce in all directions and several international connections. The natural beauty of the town and the historical significance of its environment continue to beckon people.
The population in 2020 was 5,500. Over 200 residents volunteer to serve on town government boards, Nonprofit organizations such as the Rye Civic League and the Rye Historical Society provide strong community connections. Voters have consistently supported the preservation of open space, wetlands ecology and historic buildings.
The Rye Historical Society was founded in 1976 and its museum opened in 2002. Through special exhibits and regular programs and museum hours, the society aims to engage people in the vital aspects of Rye’s history so that current issues may be better understood, and future plans respect the natural and human history of the town.
Seacoast Knitters Guild
The Seacoast Knitters Guild meets at RCC the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, September through May in our conference for workshops, field trips, charity knitting projects and socializing.