The Briagolong Community House (BCH) was established in 1992.
Initially meetings were held at the Mechanics’ Institute Hall and some programs were conducted at the local primary school.
The Maffra Shire Council soon provided funding for the rental of a privately owned house in Cahill Street where it operated until 1999. The BCH was situated there until August 1999 when it moved to a purpose built extension to the Mechanics’ Institute Hall.
The BCH Committee of Management, together with the Mechanics’ Institute Hall Committee and the Wellington Shire Council worked towards building a shire/community owned building which was realised as a purpose built extension to the Mechanics’ Institute Hall. Funding for the project was provided for jointly by the Wellington Shire Council and Develop Victoria.
This great new facility, officially opened on the 5th October 1999, has recaptured the spirit of the Mechanics’ Institute Hall as a seat of learning.