2016 Preservation Retreats at
The Grand Isle Lake House

Preservation Trust of Vermont
Historic Preservation & Community Development: 
July 18-19, 2016

Historic preservation plays an important role in revitalizing and activating community. The Historic Preservation and Community Development retreat is designed to explore the various ways municipalities, non-profits and community minded individuals can restore and reuse historic buildings and strengthen downtowns and village centers.

The retreat is designed to encourage peer to peer learning as well as to connect stewards of historic libraries, public building, community centersor small businesses with experts who can help them navigate various funding sources, learn about best practices and gain valuable advice about how to develop and fund projects. 

We will be joined by our partners from the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Community Development Program and USDA Rural Development who will share valuable insight into accessing grant funding and using Vermont's Downtown and Village Center Tax Credit Program

Retreat participants are encouraged to share a challenge or obstacle they are facing with the group and then receive feedback from others who have faced or overcome similar challenges. The retreats are a great opportunity to meet others working in the field and to explore ideas and approaches. 

Retreats fill up quickly! Register early to guarantee your place at the Lake House.


Retreat Details
Preservation Retreats at the Grand Isle Lake House are for anyone undertaking or considering a community development or historic preservation project.  

Attendees will be asked to present a short case study about their project that frames a situation or problem that once solved will move that project forward.

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 2016 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? Please contact:

Lisa Ryan
(802) 917-2994



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