Hensall Heritage Hall gets new lease on life
The Hensall Heritage Hall is a hidden gem in Hensall that can seat 200 people.
The hall dates back to 1914 when the land was first given to the village to establish a council chambers and town hall.
The upper floor of the hall would soon become the hub of the community, hosting many musicals, theatre productions, dances, wedding receptions and recitals.
However, in the 1970s, the hall was closed after many years of use due to some structural concerns. The Hensall Heritage Hall committee and its supporters then began working to reopen the hall, adding modern features like an elevator to make the hall accessible and comfortable portable seating.
The hall also includes a life-size sculpture by local blacksmith Jim Wallace to honour James and George Petty, the founders of Hensall.
More information and upcoming events can be found at hensallheritagehall.ca