Who We Are
The Preservation Trust of Vermont is a statewide non-profit organization founded in 1980 whose mission is to help communities save and use historic places. Much of our focus is on strengthening downtowns, village centers, local initiatives and capacity.
(Click on the map at the right to see where we worked in 2013.)
2013: 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. In 2013, we raised $330,000 of $400,000 to purchase the building. Read More...
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 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.
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.
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. (Photo on left by Bob Eddy, First Light Studios.)
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.
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.
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.
Work with communities to oppose Sprawl and encourage the proper scale and location of Big Box development in our downtowns (9 in 2013)
Offer specialized training throughout the state as needed
Co-host an annual historic preservation conference
Recognize great preservation successes through our biennial awards program
Offer preservation resources and guidance on our website www.ptvermont.org.
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