In 2008 a few neighbors formed a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to buy and renovate the Old Methodist Church building
in Berlin’s town center and make it available to the greater community for daily use.
Our vision was to create a space for people from all walks of life to connect with each other in this hectic time of new technology and social media; a place where generations can comfortably interact; a place where artists and musicians can showcase their talent; a place where people can share information - all within a thriving community space.
Following three years of consulting with builders and donors plus almost seven years of renovation work, 19 Carter opened its doors to the public in October of 2017.
Board Chair of Berlin's restored 1870 Town Hall -- now drawing 10,000 people to 350 events annually. Raised $3 million to buy and renovate a 15,000 square foot building during her tenure as Executive Director of Indian Hill Music Center in Littleton, MA.
Patent attorney, scientist, Chief Intellectual Property Council at Cabot Corporation; committed to the revitalization of Berlin’s town center; owner of one of Berlin’s oldest homes.
Appointed member of the Berlin Historical Commission; past president of the Berlin Art and Historical Society; retired Title Examiner.
Has held multiple positions in Town of Berlin government/committees as a volunteer, appointed member and elected official. Berlin Board of Selectmen for 12 years and founded the Berlin Energy Committee. Former Corporate Software Trainer at Boston University Corporate Education.
Retired after 49 years from his private law practice, Joe had a successful career in patent law. Joe has always advocated for small businesses and brings that expertise and advice to his board position at 19 Carter. He's also an accomplished woodworker and photographer.
Original Board member and founding donor, Don was active on all levels of the organization. From laying the electric floor heat in the lower level to restoring the historic windows to computer work on the blog, he his efforts were integral to the success of 19 Carter.