Remembering Paul Bruhn
We were saddened to hear the news last week that Paul Bruhn, executive director of Preservation Trust of Vermont (PTV), had passed away. In the announcement, Neale Lunderville, chair of PTV's board of directors, said
"As PTV's first and only executive director, Paul has been a tireless voice for building community and preserving the essential character of Vermont. "Few if any people have had a bigger impact on Vermont over the last forty years. . . We will miss him dearly."
Senator Patrick Leahy has known Paul for more than four decades. "His work on historic preservation is equal to the work that anyone has ever done for the State of Vermont," commented Senator Leahy. "Those countless success stories are preserved in brick, mortar, stone, and wood across our state . . . Paul felt to his core that we Vermonters have a rich legacy defined by our people, our history, our downtowns and village centers, as well as our iconic barns and covered bridges. Now he is part of Vermont's legacy. We'll never see another like Paul Bruhn."