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North Clarendon Chapel
The Chapel situated in North Clarendon is being evaluated for repairs. The Preservation Trust of Vermont will be sending a Field Representative in September to look at it and may grant a “Condition Assessment Grant”. Meanwhile, we have started a fundraiser to raise fund for its repairs and rehabilitation into a Community Center. Read more
The Clarendon Historical Society is researching information on archeology and early settlers. Meetings are third Wed of every month at 6 PM. Next date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Clarendon Town Hall.
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Get Involved and Help Us with the Barn Census
Let’s make Clarendon the winner of the Town with the most beautiful barns!
Taking part in the Vermont Barn Census could not be easier. Survey one barn, several outbuildings, or a whole farmstead. Volunteers are welcome to participate at their convenience. Students from elementary to high school are especially encouraged to participate. No prior experience in agriculture, construction, engineering, architecture, or history is required.
As a Barn Census volunteer, you will explore rural Vermont to find historic barns and agricultural buildings. The Barn Census is also a great way to get to know your community better. You will be amazed by what you can find when you explore the back roads of Vermont and talk with your farming neighbors. Take photos and make notes about the building’s features, history, use(s), and current condition. Census forms can be completed by individuals or by groups and submitted by mail or via the internet.
We intend the Barn Census to be an important first step in the preservation of these threatened resources. While inclusion in a survey does not guarantee the preservation of a structure or building, it raises awareness of the value of agricultural buildings and the importance of continued maintenance and uses.
The Barn Census is a project of the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program, Historic Windsor’s Preservation Education Institute, Save Vermont Barns, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, and Preservation Trust of Vermont.
Preservation Success Story
News Release — Vermont Division of Historic Preservation
MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 State Barn Preservation Grants. Seventeen matching grants totaling $211,369 will aid in the restoration and maintenance of significant historic agricultural buildings in ten counties around the state. Cont
Addie M. Braisted lived or visited North Clarendon, VT. We have a postcard sent to her in 1889.
Help us discover who she was:
Join the Clarendon Historical Society and the ‘History and Heritage’ Research Committee. You will not regret your adventure into history and add to the significant Heritage of the town of Clarendon.
Mark Cassino is a fine art and natural history photographer based out of Kalamazoo, Michigan. His work runs the gamut from micro-photographs of individual snow crystals, to close ups of butterflies and birds, to landscapes depicting Michigan’s unique terrain.
Historic meeting houses, churches, barns and libraries
Contact: Caitlin Corkins, Division of Historic Preservation
MONTPELIER – Historic meeting houses, churches, barns, and libraries are among a list of 37 buildings across 11 Vermont counties receiving preservation grants in 2014. The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation recognized the awarded matching grants totaling $540,190 in a ceremony with Governor Peter Shumlin at the State House today.