Wellfleet Preservation Hall, formerly the site of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church is the visionary and creative reuse of a century old church. Beautifully restored with modern amenities, today the Hall serves as a hub for art, culture and community in the heart of the village, all year round.

Whether it is visual, musical or performance art, or classes for the body, mind and spirit, the Hall celebrates and invites programs and exhibits that invigorate and energize. Annual special events include the artsy Garden Party & Birdhouse Auction, tantalizing Oysterfete, lavish Taste of the Town smorgasbord, and our winter Holiday Craft Bazaar.  Year-round you can enjoy musical offerings from every genre, slap-down funky dance parties or traditional New England contra dances, open mic nights, literary evenings, independent and local filmmaker screenings, theater, dance, and circus performances, and our unique and bucolic Farmer’s Market. The Hall truly offers something for everyone.


The board of WPH is deeply committed to sustaining a high level of support and involvement along with sound fiscal management to maintain the quality and range of offerings at the Hall, retain the aesthetic and care of the facility and move forward in our mission.

Mary Grace Smith, President
Susan Spear, Vice President
Arthur Huge, Treasurer
Claire Sokoloff, Clerk
Bruce Bierhans
Suz Brigham
Berta Bruinooge

Jane Franke   

Sky Freyss-Cole    
Bert Jackson
Ellen LeBow
Susie Nielsen
Tracy Plaut
Dale Rheault
Marla Rice
Robert Rindler
Eva Scott
Susan Spear
Anne Suggs
Lee Wotherspoon


Meet the staff!  The Wellfleet Preservation Hall staff gives the Hall its fine character, working to be sure that the high standards and art and community minded vision handed down by the board is a reality in the day to day operations of the Hall. 

Janet Lesniak
Executive Director

Vanessa Downing
Managing Director

Justine Alten
Event Manager

Emily Kelly-Joseph                                   
Special Projects Coordinator                                

John Beardsley
Building and Grounds