Preservation Trust of Vermont 

ServiceHands-on-Hammers Service Day

Thursday May 1
Christ Church, Island Pond, VT


ServiceDayThe Preservation Trust of Vermont is organizing the first ever "Hands on Hammers" volunteer service day on May 1st, the day before the Historic Preservation & Downtown Conference in Island Pond.  The volunteer work crew will be working to replace siding and complete the exterior restoration of the 1875 English Gothic style Christ Episcopal Church in Island Pond.


Please consider volunteering or helping with a cash contribution to purchase materials for the church repairs. Your donation will be matched, dollar for dollar, with an anonymous challenge grant of $2,500!  Click here for more information and to register...




ConferenceMayPreservation and Community:
20th Annual Historic Preservation & Downtown Conference
Friday May 2, Island Pond, VT


Join us for the 2014 Historic Preservation and Downtown Conference that promises to be a lot different than previous years' conferences.  We welcome as keynote speaker an old friend, Nancy Boone, formerly Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer and now the Federal Historic Preservation Officer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Conference day will feature the 2014 Preservation Awards recognizing the best in historic preservation over the last two years, followed by duo-tracks of half-hour presentations: crisp, fast-moving TED-like talks built around Historic Places and Strengthening Communities. Click here for more information and to register...




RetreatMayPreservation Retreat: 

Churches & Sacred Places

Thursday-Friday, May 15-16

Grand Isle Lake House, Grand Isle, VT  


Preservation Retreats are for anyone undertaking or considering a community development or historic preservation project.  Even if you don't have a specific project, you are welcome to join us to share in the discussions.


We and the Division for Historic Preservation get more calls from church stewards requesting help than from any other property type. This retreat is offered in partnership with Partners for Sacred Places. Training and shared stories will explore fundraising, grants, and new uses for under-utilized church buildings. Our advice is to register early as space is limited. We're grateful to the Division for Historic Preservation and Partners for Sacred Places for partnering on this retreat. Click here for more information and to register...



Contact Ann Cousins at for more information about any of the above events.
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