Bellows Falls Historical Society

The Bellows Falls Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of the village of Bellows Falls, Vermont. They maintain an office in Bellows Falls and operate the Adams Grist Mill as a museum. Visit Bellows Falls and learn more about the history of our beautiful Village.,_Vermont#History

In 1965, the historic Adams Grist Mill was slated to be torn down.  Some residents of Bellows Falls were none too pleased and came together to save it. And so the Bellows Falls Historical Society was formed.

Today, the Society manages a large collection including ephemera , photographs and clothing at our new Center Museum at 31 Westminster St. The Adam’s Grist Mill Museum continues to house our Vermont Farm Machinery collection, tools, grinding stones, and much more. The Society continues to work to carry out its mission to establish and maintain a space for the exhibitions of historical artifacts and implements relating to the history and growth of the area in and around the Village of Bellows Falls and the Town of Rockingham.

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Membership Level: Individual

Categories: Civic OrganizationsMuseum & Historical ArchivesNon-Profit


31 Westminster St

Bellows Falls, VT 05101 US


Adams Grist Mill and The Park

Mill Street
Bellows Falls, VT 05101 usa

Contact Name: Cathy Bergmann

Bellows Falls Opera House

The Bellows Falls Opera House is a movie theater and live event space located within the Rockingham Town Hall in downtown Bellows Falls. Constructed in 1926 in the Classical Revival Style, the building serves as the cultural and civic heart of the community. The theater contains a total of 553 fixed seats (372 on the main floor and 181 in the balcony).  Maximum number of permitted occupants is 425 on the main floor and 185 in the balcony for a total maximum occupancy of 610, performers and staff included. The Bellows Falls Opera House and the Lower Theater, in the basement, underwent a major renovation in 2004-06. As well as showing first-run and classic films, the Opera House may be rented for live musical and theatrical performances, lectures, meetings, and conferences. Rockingham Entertainment Development (RED) is a partner with the Opera House, helping to utilize this amazing resource to become a major economic driver for the Town.

Check out BFOH and RED interview on Fact TV from October 2020 for more details.

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Categories: Non-ProfitPerforming Arts

Bellows Falls Opera House

7 The SQ
Bellows Falls, VT 05101 


BF Community Bike Project

The Bellows Falls Community Bike Project is a full service, 501c3 nonprofit community bike center in Bellows Falls, Vermont. BF Bike strives to put more bicycles on our roads while keeping salvageable bikes from the waste stream, teaching valuable repair skills and providing affordable transportation.

BF Bike’s Mission is to provide community access to reclaimed bicycles and bike repair skills, encouraging safe bicycling as a means of affordable transportation, self sufficiency, and overall wellness.

Check out what’s new at BF Community Bike Project! Currently BF Bike is open by Appointment Only, but stay tuned for SUMMER 2021!

NEW for 2021- Stay tuned for more information at BF Community Bike Project
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Categories: Non-ProfitRetail

Bellows Falls Community Bike Project

30 Henry Street
PO Box 883
Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101 USA



RAMP and Exner Block Housing

Exner Block

The Mary Exner Block is located at 7 Canal Street and Art, History and Affordable Housing come together on Canal Street. Enjoy downtown living, preference given for artists that wish to live in this building. Affordable rents include heat and hot water and income limits do apply.

Please contact Kathy Relihan for an application: Kathy Relihan, Occupancy Manager, Stewart Property Management, 45 Rockingham Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101, 802-463-9863 phone, 802-463-1910 fax.

Please contact Robert McBride at with subject line “Exner Block” if you would like to be notified via email when there is an availability in the Exner Block.

For more information about future openings contact Robert McBride with subject line “Exner Block” at

Membership Level: Business (Retail, Restaurant)

Categories: Business & Professional ServicesHousingNon-Profit


7 Canal Street
Bellows Falls, VT 05101 USA

Monday-Friday 9-5pm



Contact Name: Nancy Owens, President

Sustainable Valley Group

A non-profit local development corporate whose mission is to help deliver a sustainable local economy through education, job expansion and sustainable business development.

Sustainable Valley Group began in July 2003 with a group of Springfield, Vermont residents. Their goal was to help their community generate a financially and environmentally sustainable economy. They began focusing on education by sponsoring public events on sustainable enterprises and activities. These events were well attended generating discussions on solar energy and other sustainable products.

After years of making presentations, Sustainable Valley Group developed the Green Island Project on the Island in Bellows Falls, Vermont in 2011. The Green Island Project has the infrastructure in place to welcome new, innovative businesses located at a transportation hub. An exciting time at Sustainable Valley Group, as we move forward leasing out space, creating jobs and opportunities in the sustainability sector for local residents.

Contact 802-376-9534 or to participate in this food hub for local farmers and processors. Stay tuned for the 2021 Greater Falls Farmers Market

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Membership Level: Small Biz

Categories: Business & Professional ServicesFood & BeverageManufacturing & WholesaleNon-Profit


50 Depot Street



Contact Name: Gary Fox