Preservation Trust of Vermont 


As the year comes to a close, we want to thank everyone who has supported us in our efforts to help Vermont save and reuse its historic places.  Below are some images from around the state of people and communities we've worked with in 2013. 

We couldn't do this important work without your support, and for that we are very grateful.

Have a Happy New Year!


Paul Bruhn
2013 in Review: Who We Helped



Members of the congregation of the McIndoe Falls Church was one of 276 projects served by our Field Service Program. The church is raising funds for window repairs and repainting.



Our efforts to save the Vermont Marble Museum and transfer it to new non-profit ownership have been on-going.  In 2012, we raised $250,000 to complete Phase I of the project -- the acquisition of the museum collection and displays, including the 3000+ rare glass plate negative collection.  This year, we have raised $315,000 of $400,000 to purchase the building.  Read more here!



The people of Barnard celebrate the rebirth of the Barnard General Store.  This project was saved in part thanks to PTV's Historic Places Revolving Fund which supported a total of 11 projects around the state.


Kathy Link of Shaftsbury received a Robert Sincerbeaux Fund grant to help plan for the future of her historic mill. Kathy was one of 48 Sincerbeaux Fund Grant Recipients in 2013.



The Boy Scouts in Williston helped clean up the Brennan Barn (left) and the windows of the Caduto Barn in Reading got some needed attention. These projects were among 12 projects that received funding in 2013 through our Barn Grant Program



The Friends of Algiers Village finished the rehabilitation the Guilford Country Store and re-opened in October.  PTV encouraged and help develop nine Community Supported Enterprises such as village stores, cooperatives, restaurants and community-supported businesses. 


The community of Randolph and the Chandler Center for the Arts finished work on the Chandler Music Hall.  In 2013, work was completed on four projects supported by major Village Revitalization Initiative Grants awarded in partnership with Senator Patrick Leahy.

John and Patty Regan, owners of Dots restaurant in Wilmington, received a grant for work on restoring their restaurant damaged by Tropical Storm Irene.  Read the recent New York Times article about the project.  PTV granted Irene Flood Relief Fund grants to nine projects in 2013.


Joel Cope, Town Administrator for the Town of Brighton, stands outside the newly renovated Brighton Town Hall.  This project was one of seven projects awarded major funding in 2013 through our Preservation Grant Program in partnership with the Freeman Foundation.


The efforts of the community of East Fairfield event to convert a church to a community meeting place was one of two projects in 2013 supported by a grant from our Community Fund, a new fund established in memoriam by the family of good friend and former board chair Henry Jordan.



The rehabilitation of the Armory in downtown Burlington is taking advantage of state tax incentives, incentives that wouldn't be possible without the tireless work of PTV and our partners around the state to advocate for and strengthen 26 of Vermont's Downtowns and Village Centers in 2013.


Members of the community of Stowe celebrate outside the Moravian Cabin.  The building is one of 83 buildings throughout the state covered by a perpetual Historic Preservation Easement.  Many of these, like the Moravian Cabin, are co-held in partnership with the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board.



67 individuals from 37 community groups from all over Vermont attended a 2013 Preservation Retreat at the Grand Isle Lake House.  Our retreats offer support, encouragement, technical advice and great fun to anyone working on a preservation project in Vermont.


PTV Staff and Friends
Preservation Trust
of Vermont
104 Church Street
Burlington, VT  05401
(802) 658-6647


2013 Map of Where We Worked
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