Preservation Trust of Vermont
VT Restoration Directory
2019-2020 Vermont Restoration Directory now available!
A valuable resource for anyone who is working with historic buildings, our Restoration Directory includes information about the myriad of trades and professionals that can assist you in your preservation efforts. It is now up-to-date and searchable on-line, too. Don't worry, you can still download a PDF or request a print copy from our main office.

For more information about how to be included, please contact us!
Grand Isle Lake House 2019 Preservation Retreats Now Open for Registration
Revitalizing communities and saving old buildings are not easy tasks. It takes community support, technical assistance, and access to resources. Our Preservation Retreats at the Grand Isle Lake House offer it all! 

Our retreats are designed to be interactive and project specific. Your group will be asked to focus on an issue or challenge that once addressed, would help move your project to the next level. You will be joined by others who are working on similar types of projects along with potential funders and technical assistance providers.  
Together we can help connect you with the resources you need to accomplish your goals.   
Have more than one big issue or challenge? Don't worry! We have found that when groups working on similar types of projects get together, they learn from one another and find that the group discussions offer insights into your individual projects in ways that were not anticipated.
All retreats begin at 3:00 and end after lunch the following day.  Space is limited to around 20 participants with a limited number of single rooms, so reservations should be made as early as possible. The costs are $95 for a shared room and $125 for a single room.
All meals are included and there is plenty of time for casual conversation and contemplative moments...all part of the retreat experience!

Questions? Contact: 
Lisa Ryan 
(802) 917-2994

Churches and sacred places continue to play a critical role in the health and wellness of our communities. They often act as overflow shelters for our most vulnerable citizens or as community gathering places for cultural performances or events. All the while, these buildings can be challenging to maintain. We offer this retreat in partnership with Partners for Sacred Places, a non-denominational nonprofit organization, to explore potential partnerships for existing churches and new uses for under-utilized church buildings.

Registration Deadline: May 13th

What are some techniques that community projects are doing to successfully fund-raise while enhancing the use of their historic buildings? Christine Graham of CPG Enterprises, Inc. will be on hand to provide training in the area of capital campaigns and annual giving. We will also explore how to manage a rehabilitation project, work with grantors, contractors, and the community to help you get to success.

Registration Deadline: June 10th

The United Nations defines community development as "a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems." Historic Preservation plays an important role in community development, particularly when so much of Vermont's preservation work is focused in our downtowns and village centers. We offer this retreat for any nonprofit, for profit, community supported enterprise, or public facility taking on or exploring a building rehabilitation project or a project that strengthens their community.

Registration Deadline: July 8th

Are you struggling with how to balance preserving the historic integrity of your building with meeting accessibility requirements? In this retreat, we will explore the complex issues of providing accessibility while preserving the integrity and character of historic properties. We will also discuss maintenance planning for your historic property and explore the various resources available to help.

Registration Deadline: September 9th

With a strain on town budgets, what help is there to ensure that these critical facilities are maintained and well-used in an evolving environment? At this retreat, we will look at some of the particular challenges and opportunities for libraries, nonprofit-owned, and public buildings.

Registration Deadline: September 30th

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Preservation Trust of Vermont
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Burlington, VT  05401