The Kingsley Grist Mill

The Kingsley Grist Mill complex is located southeast of the junction of Gorge and East Roads, a short way southeast of the Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport. Roughly 3 acres (1.2 ha) in size, it includes a c. 1778 house, 1885 horse barn, and a mill complex, most of whose elements date to the 1880s. The district also includes the foundational remnants of a second mill and the mill dam, a timber crib dam whose main structure was washed away by flooding in 1927. An old alignment of the main road connecting Clarendon to Shrewsbury is also believed to pass through the property (now serving as its main drive). Cont


The Department of Housing and Community Development presents the Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at downtown venues across the City of Montpelier.  The event is made possible by a partnership with Preservation Trust of VermontMontpelier Alive, the City of Montpelier and participating sponsors.



East Clarendon Chapel


East Clarendon rural church

Built by the Union Chapel Society of Clarendon in 1890. This small country chapel is a good example of vernacular design at the close of the century. Note especially the snowflake decorating the tower. Cont

Contact Clarendon Heritage if you are interested in supporting restorations needed.

Photo Credits: Mark Cassino

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. We thank him for his generous use of these photos.

Judge Theophilus Harrington

Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives 1803 – 1804

Judge Theophilus Harrington came to Vermont in 1785 from Rhode Island and became a member of the Ira church. He was a plain dirt farmer, not a lawyer, but served on the Supreme Court of the state and made the famous decision in a case involving ownership of slaves in a free state, an account of which follows.. Cont

Upon Judge Harrington’s monument is chiseled the following inscription:

“He sleeps on the hills
No slave ever trod,
Nor claimant brought bills
From Almighty God.”



Celebrating those who make it happen

Paul Bruhn and Jo Bradley celebrated for advancing Vermont’s economy


Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development honored the Preservation Trust of Vermont Executive Director Paul Bruhn and Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) Chief Executive Officer Jo Bradley Wednesday for their efforts to grow Vermont’s economy. The two Vermonters received the Agency’s Vermont Economic Advancement Award during the ThinkVermont Legislative Luncheon in Montpelier. Read full story

2019 Plans

1. Multipurpose Community Center:

Our primary goal is to turn the unused North Clarendon Chapel into a community resource and small gathering space for Clarendon and surroundings. It will also be used for Art or Historic Exhibits, small Holiday Craft Market and cultural events. Read more

2. Partnerships:

In an effort to recruit qualified volunteers we have partnered with Volunteer Match.

volunteer match

The VolunteerMatch team combines a love of community engagement, a passion for technology, and a commitment to building strong relationships.



Our plans are also to partner with Senior Corp to organize community resources and Signature Programs.

3. Recruiting for the North Clarendon Chapel:

  1. North Clarendon Chapel Working Committee
  2. Corpwell Foundation, Clarendon Heritage, Project Executive Assistant
  3. North Clarendon Chapel Project Community Organizer
    1. Summer Events Coordinator & Organizer
    2. Fall/Winter Events Coordinator
    3. Fundraising
  4. Corpwell Foundation, Local Board Member

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Parking: Parking is restricted to 15 min. All event parking will be at postoffice and library.

Support: This effort is not supported by Clarendon town taxes but by grants, private support and fundraising events.

Holiday Market

Saturdays, 12-4PM starting after Thanksgiving.

Clarendon Heritage will be holding a Holiday Market to raise funds for the Chapel restoration.

Local artists, crafts  men or women are encouraged to reserve their spot early. Details

Plans to restore historic church moving along

Rutland Herald
CLARENDON — Efforts to restore the North Clarendon Chapel are focused around raising both funds and community interest, one of the project’s leaders told the Select Board on Monday.

Nicolette Asselin, who’s been heading up the recent fundraising efforts, said during the summer there’s been a number of fundraising events, grant applications and community input on what to do with the historic church.

Asselin said in an interview Tuesday that the Friends of the North Clarendon Chapel donated the church to the Corpwell Foundation about two weeks ago. Corpwell is a nonprofit, so now the project is eligible for various grants, Asselin said. Her role is that of a grant researcher.