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.
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.”
A story about the Pierce Store and other effort to repurpose small town history with unused and original stores.
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
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
In an effort to recruit qualified volunteers we have partnered with 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:
- North Clarendon Chapel Working Committee
- Corpwell Foundation, Clarendon Heritage, Project Executive Assistant
- North Clarendon Chapel Project Community Organizer
- Summer Events Coordinator & Organizer
- Fall/Winter Events Coordinator
- 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.
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
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.
Join us at the Grange Community Center at 6PM
Presentation and vision for North Clarendon’s Chapel.
On this date Project manager Peter Coppola for Clarendon Heritage will be starting to prep the front siding of the Chapel.
Wear work clothes and good shoes. Starts at 10AM ending at 12PM.
Any questions: Contact us