Preservation Trust of Vermont
Churches & Sacred Placed Retreat at the Grand Isle Lake House
Around the country, places of worship are suffering from declining attendance, limited resources, and the challenges of maintaining what are often large and complicated buildings. These historic sacred places can pose a serious challenge to many denominations and congregations. In Vermont, we recognize the importance of preserving these iconic community resources and believe that through partnership we can accomplish just that!

Please join us on June 27-28 for the Churches and Sacred Places Retreat to learn about funding opportunities, ways to attract new partners or to explore how to better maintain your historic place of worship.  

Re-installing the restored spire at the Salisbury Church
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.  

Our partners for the upcoming retreat include Partners for Sacred Places and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.

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.

Detail from the St. Albans Congregational Church


All retreats begin at 3:00 pm 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 2018 costs are $95 for a shared room and $125 for a single room.  Pre-registration is required.


Projects at all stages of development are welcome.  If you are not sure if the upcoming retreat is the right fit for you, feel free to give me a call.   Lisa Ryan, 802-917-2994.

For more information about the Preservation Retreats at the Grand Isle Lake House visit out website at www.ptvermont.org. 



"Coming to the retreat gives you a real sense of possibility. We can do this! Knowing there are others out there to support the work we are doing is just so encouraging."

-- Judith Jackson, Irasburg

 
 
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Preservation Trust of Vermont
104 Church Street
Burlington, VT  05401
802-658-6647