(19) Help some of the statewide organizations that are working hard to protect the character of Vermont. January 12, 2016 23 Things, Inspiration Visit the Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Natural Resources Council for starters. Share This Tweet Share See Also (3) Have lunch or dinner at a restaurant in an historic building. Pick one where chefs use Vermont-produced food. Check out the Vermont Fresh Network for a great start. (11) Visit your local historical society Find yours (and explore more) at the Vermont Historical Society website. (5) Visit your local library. Chances are, it's located in a historic building. If you are really curious, find answers to your questions about Vermont history at the Vermont History Center in Barre.