Support our writers, artists, musicians and theater groups
Assist in child and adult literacy
Promote historic preservation and community building
In keeping with our mission, our current programs include:
- Jim Mitchell Community Park and the MainStreet Warner Stage
- the MainStreet Warner Annual Literacy Project
- the Jim Mitchell Annual Scholarship
- the Jim Mitchell Local Hero Book Award
It's time for Summer 2015 Fun in the Park!
The MainStreet Warner Stage 2015 Events Calendar is in the works. Please check our facebook page to see the programming schedule, and if you are interested in performing on the stage, you are invited to query there as well.
Jim Mitchell, along with his sister Katharine and her husband Neil Nevins, purchased the 16 East Main Street Warner building and property in 1998. Together they created the independent bookstore MainStreet BookEnds and Gallery on this site. In 2000 the three established MainStreet Warner, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to furthering the cultural development of Warner, and now housed in the Gallery. Bringing over 100 events annually to the bookstore, including Friday Night on MainStreet, Jim imagined extending this out into a three-season community park for music, authors and the arts. He had created the plans and started promoting the park idea when he died suddenly in 2008. With the support of the community, The Board of Directors for MainStreet Warner, Inc. has remained focused on the creation of this community park, his dream for Warner, as well as on scholarship and literacy programs.