(22) Think twice about shopping at a “big box” store such as Wal-Mart January 9, 2016 23 Things Check out the Home Town Advantage, a publication by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance to show how sprawl presents a tangible threat to historic downtowns all across the country. Share This Tweet Share See Also (20) In most Vermont communities, worship services are still held in historic buildings. These churches, synagogues, and other places of worship need support. Show your support. (12) See how some community organizations have rehabilitated historic buildings for affordable housing. See the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition Project Gallery. (11) Visit your local historical society Find yours (and explore more) at the Vermont Historical Society website.