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An Opportunity to Dig In

Preservation Retreats at the Grand Isle Lake House are an immersive adult learning experience designed to support anyone undertaking or considering a community development or historic preservation project.

Attendees will be asked to present a challenge or issue that once solved will move their project forward.  This brief presentation is followed by a robust and informative group discussion with peers, funders and technical support providers.

All retreats begin at 3:00 pm and end after lunch the following day.  Space is limited to around 20 participants with a limited number of single rooms, so reservations should be made as early as possible. The 2017 costs are $95 for a shared room and $125 for a single room.  Pre-registration is required.

Questions? Contact: Lisa Ryan lisa@ptvermont.org

Grand Isle Lake House, Grand Isle
Grand Isle Lake House, Grand Isle
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Upcoming Preservation Retreats

Libraries And Public Buildings Retreat, May 22-23, 2017

Libraries and Public Buildings Retreat, May 22-23, 2017

With a strain on town budgets, what help is there to ensure that these critical facilities are maintained and well-used in an evolving environment? At this retreat, we will look at some of the particular challenges and opportunities for libraries, nonprofit-owned, and public buildings.
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2017.
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Fundraising & Project Management Retreat, June 19-20, 2017

Fundraising & Project Management Retreat, June 19-20, 2017

What are some techniques that community projects are doing to successfully fund-raise while enhancing the use of their historic buildings? Christine Graham of CPG Fundraising will be on hand to provide training in the area of capital campaigns and annual giving. We will also explore how to manage a rehabilitation project, work with grantors, contractors, and the community to help you get to success.
Registration Deadline: June 12, 2017.
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Historic Preservation & Community Development Retreat, July 17-18, 2017

Historic Preservation & Community Development Retreat, July 17-18, 2017

The United Nations defines community development 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. We offer this retreat for any nonprofit, for profit, community supported enterprise, or public facility taking on or exploring a building rehabilitation project or a project that strengthens their community.
Registration Deadline: July 12, 2017.
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Accessibility & Maintenance Planning, October 9-10, 2017

Accessibility & Maintenance Planning, October 9-10, 2017

Are you struggling with how to balance preserving the historic integrity of your building with meeting accessibility requirements? In this retreat we will explore the complex issues of providing accessibility while preserving the integrity and character of historic properties. We will also discuss maintenance planning for your historic property and explore the various resources available to help you.
Registration Deadline: October 2, 2017.
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