The deKoven House
The Rockfall Foundation owns and maintains its offices in the historic, 18th-century deKoven House in Middletown. The house was bequeathed to the foundation by the organization’s founder, Clarence S. Wadsworth, in 1941. The deKoven House, just yards from the banks of the Connecticut River, is listed on the national register of historic buildings as the Captain Benjamin Williams House.
Flexible Meeting Space in Downtown Middletown
The deKoven House is centrally located at 27 Washington Street in downtown Middletown with easy access to Route 9 and I-91. It offers two fully air-conditioned meeting rooms, the use of a small kitchen, Wi-Fi access, technology setup*, and two restrooms. The rooms are ideal for workshops and trainings, association gatherings, board retreats, and membership meetings.
Meeting rooms are available Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 10 pm, and Friday through Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Other times considered upon request.
The Large Meeting Room is 1,000 square feet, accommodates up to 70 people, and is equipped with:
- 70 chairs
- 10 large folding tables
- 2 small folding tables
- Podium with speaker system
- Retractable ceiling projection screen
- AV cart
- Dimmable lights
- Coat rack
Rates: $75 for up to four hours and $150 for more than four hours.
The Wadsworth Room is 450 square feet, accommodates up to 20 people, and is equipped with:
- 3 meeting tables
- 20 chairs
- Portable projection screen
- Dimmable lights
Rates: $60 for up to four hours and $120 for more than four hours.
Organizations claiming financial hardship can apply for assistance. Additional charges may be imposed on those who incur excess custodial services.
*The Rockfall Foundation will make available a projector or conference telephone for an additional fee. The projection screen may be used at no cost.
Reservations are encouraged at least 14 days before your desired date as rooms are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment is due one week prior to meeting date.
Parking is limited at the deKoven House during the day. However, ample parking is available adjacent to the building in the Melilli Plaza Municipal Parking Lot.
Download the deKoven House Brochure.
IMPORTANT: It is the responsibility of the organization using the space to return the room(s) to original set up by the end of the reserved time. There shall be NO SMOKING, NO OPEN FLAMES, and NO ALCOHOL served at any time. View complete Rules and Guidelines here.
Contact us to schedule your next meeting or view the space at 860.347.0340 or email Tony Marino, Associate Director.
The Rockfall Foundation House Committee oversees operation and management of the deKoven House Community Center, preserving it and ensuring that it be used for the benefit of the community. As part of its own environmental and stewardship mission, the foundation offers nonprofit organizations subsidized, low cost office space as well as the use of the community meeting rooms. Since 1942, the Rockfall Foundation has provided subsidized office space in the deKoven House to a variety of nonprofit environmental organizations whose missions are concerned with natural resource education, research, and conservation in the Lower Connecticut River Valley.