Preservation Trust of Vermont
Join us for our final two Preservation Retreats at the Grand Isle Lake House!

Does your community preservation project need help? Do you need to take a step outside of your box, look at your project from a different angle, get help from experts, and know that you are not alone?
If so, then consider attending one of our upcoming Preservation Retreats at the Grand Isle Lake House. In this glorious lake front setting in the Champlain Islands, you will find not only information, experts and guidance, but also inspiration that can bring new life to your project!
The retreats are for anyone undertaking or considering undertaking a community development project or historic preservation project. Even if you don't have a specific project, you are welcome to join us to share in the discussion.

All the best,

Lisa Ryan
(802) 917-2994

P.S. All meals are included and there is plenty of time for casual conversation and contemplative moments...all part of the retreat experience!

Libraries & Non-Profit Owned and Municipal Buildings:
September 17-18, 2018

Join us and explore how to strengthen the role of libraries in communities, engage new constituents to meet your non-profit's mission, and how to maintain and restore municipal infrastructure.  This retreat is designed for non-profit and library directors and staff, municipal employees, and volunteers!

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2018.

Arts & Cultural Heritage:
October 15-16, 2018

Do you have an underutilized public space that could be transformed through arts and cultural programming?  Are you interested in finding ways to draw new audiences to your cultural facility or historic property?

Whether the context is churches doubling as performance venues, historic sites hosting art installations, or industrial spaces being repurposed for community use, this retreat promises an interesting and inspiring mix of ideas for all!

Registration Deadline: October 8, 2018.

A Personal Approach to Preservation
The Preservation Retreats at the Grand Isle Lake House 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

"I think the most important thing we learned at the Preservation Retreat is that what we labeled as problems aren't so much problems as opportunities..."
Heather Kent, Clarendon Town Hall

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Preservation Trust of Vermont
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Burlington, VT  05401