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.


Group contemplates church building’s future

Gordon Dritschilo | July 28, 2018  RUTLAND HERALD

CLARENDON — Anna Towle said she’s convinced the North Clarendon Chapel has shrunk. “When I was a kid it was an awful lot bigger,” said the 75-year-old from behind a table where she was selling vegetables Saturday on behalf of Friends of the North Clarendon Chapel. “My mother used to teach Sunday school. There were seven of us kids who kids who used to come. … Our minister was Mrs. Baker, Christina Baker. She used to be a missionary to India.”

The Friends were offering tours of the building and soliciting ideas from the community about what should be done with it once it’s been renovated. The chapel was constructed in 1871, and Nicolette Asselin, of Clarendon Heritage, said it has been closed since sometime in the 1980s.

“It was built as a little country church,” Asselin said. “It’s been closed, really, forever. … I guess they didn’t know about how to write grants, get money. … It’s not really unsafe. It’s just kind of gotten forgotten.”

Asselin has been working with the Friends organization, and got them a $250 grant to which they raised a $250 match for an assessment of the building.  CONT

July 28th, Chapel Tours

Friends of the North Clarendon Chapel are committed to seeing a new day for their beloved building and will be available on the Townwide sale, July 28th, 2018 to answer any questions as well as sell baking goods to raise the amount needed for the matching grant.

Tours will start on the hour from 10 AM to 4PM. Project Manager, Peter Coppola will answer questions between Noon and 2 PM.

Clarendon Heritage members will also be available to answer questions about other potential funding for other renovation projects in town. Clarendon has a collection of beautiful barns in need of some attention. Grants are available for other preservation efforts.

  • Where:  Old 7, between Moulton and North Shrewbury Road.
  • When: July 28th10-5PM
  • More information Press Releases

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Historic Preservation Worshop

Historic Preservation & Community Development 

July 16-17, 2018

Community development is defined as “a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems.” Historic Preservation plays an important role in community development, particularly when so much of Vermont’s preservation work is focused in our downtowns and village centers.
This retreat is available to volunteers who are interested in helping Clarendon Heritage strengthens their community.
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2018.