The Hingham Community Center (HCC) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our talented staff and community-based Board of Directors are dedicated to the preservation of the historic Ensign Thaxter House for the use and benefit of the community. We do this by offering diverse classes and programs, hosting community events, serving as a venue for private events, and opening our doors as needed to serve the community.


Our Programs

Generations of children have been introduced to dance, art, karate and more at the Hingham Community Center. Many go on to take advantage of the HCC programs for teens and adults. Others return to HCC when they become parents and enroll their own children in HCC programs. We offer a wide variety  of diverse educational, recreational, and cultural programs for children, teens, and adults.

Community Events

A member of the Hingham Downtown Association, we participate in the annual Hingham Arts Walk, and Hingham’s Christmas in the Square. We also host a number of community events including our Craft Beer Night and the Hingham Mothers’ Club Festival of Trees. We support our community in many ways. We have served as a drop-off location for charitable collections and were one of several local organizations that provided temporary storage space for the businesses impacted by the collapse of the Lincoln Building under the 2015 record snowfall. Please contact us with questions, requests or suggestions on how HCC can support a community-based event.

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Rental Space

HCC provides convenient rental space for private events, school fundraisers, business meetings, family celebrations, and more. We offer our space at affordable rates so that it is available to all in the community.

Supporting HCC 

HCC operates on program and rental revenue and through the generous donations of patrons who have helped preserve the Hingham Community Center for current and future generations. With the exception of occasional grant awards, we receive no financial support from the Town of Hingham or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our Capital Campaign celebrates the 300th anniversary of the Ensign Thaxter House, which requires improvements to protect our historical heritage and provide modern updates and accessibility. Visit Ways to Give to learn more about the Campaign and ways to contribute to our revitalization project.