The Nelson Town Hall is legendary for it’s cultural programs: concerts, dances, library forums, and more. But it’s also where Nelson has practiced its democracy for the last 175 years, with lively town meetings, and public hearings. It’s got a home feel to it, and many people feel an intimate connection to the building. It’s seen a few improvements (including a needed renovation in 2115), and earlier, the replacement of an outhouse with real plumbing, and a furnace eliminating the need for a wood stove. But it seems to hold on to the same spirit. It’s a special place for all who live here, and many who visit.