Sassafras Community Hall Association

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Since 1996 the Sassafras Community Hall Association has managed, maintained, preserved and promoted the stable, church and hall buildings, grounds and cemetery at Sassafras for the primary benefit of the local community and then to the broader community and visitors.

The church building has stood for 141 years and is an important part of the Sassafras community and many local families’ history.   The Association recognised that in order for the Church to continue to be relevant it needed to be reinvented.   The Association is developing the church into the Sassafras Community Heritage and Arts Centre.  

The first step was to ensure that the church building was safe, secure and a weatherproof environment.  With Tasmanian Community Fund support the Association were able to remove the exterior cladding, renovate the weatherboards, replace the guttering, replace and restore windows and repaint the roof.

The Hall Association has significant historical and cultural records, both photographic and written, as well as access to artefacts, memorabilia and honour boards about Sassafras' past and present. These will be housed in the Heritage and Arts Centre on a rotational basis and made available to the public through a monthly opening facilitated by the local historian and community volunteers. 

The Heritage and Arts Centre is also being promoted as a venue for recitals, choirs, weddings, naming ceremonies, visual arts displays and performances.