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Accessibility in Historic Buildings
October 8-9, 2024

Are you struggling with how to balance preserving the historic integrity of your building with meeting accessibility requirements? This retreat will explore the complex issues of providing accessibility while preserving the integrity and character of historic properties. Presenters: Michele Bailey, Senior Program Manager/Cultural Facilities Grants Administrator/ADA Coordinator, Vermont Arts Council; Caitlin Corkins, Tax Credits & Grants Coordinator, Vermont Division for Historic Preservation; Ryan Edwards, R. Edwards & Company, Architects/Designers, E. Calais; Cara Sachs, ADA Advocate, Vermont Center for Independent Living.

Registration Deadline is October 1st at 4 pm.


New Housing in Old Buildings: Adding Housing within Existing Historic Structures
September 10-11, 2024

There is a need for additional housing throughout our great state. As historic buildings in our villages and towns seek new uses, new housing in existing underutilized spaces could be another transformational solution to add to the housing toolbox. This retreat will help generate adaptive reuse ideas, explore funding possibilities, and explore new housing trends that can help shape your project.

Registration Deadline is September 1st at 4 pm.


Fundraising and Project Management
July 9-10, 2024

What techniques do community projects use to successfully fundraise while enhancing the use of their historic buildings? Christine Graham of CPG Fundraising will be on hand to provide training in the areas of capital campaigns and annual giving. We will also explore how to manage a rehabilitation project, work with grantors, contractors, and the community to assure success. Presenters: Caitlin Corkins, Tax Credits & Grants Coordinator, Vermont Division for Historic Preservation; Jackson Evans, Field Services Representative, Preservation Trust of Vermont; Christine Graham, CPG Enterprises. 



Community Revitalization Through Non-Profit Ownership
June 12-13, 2024

Is your community struggling with how to activate vacant or underutilized spaces? Are you exploring how to attract or retain small businesses in your downtown? Is there a building in your community in need of redevelopment? This retreat is for municipalities, nonprofits, businesses, and community supported enterprises that are working on or exploring a building rehabilitation project or a project that strengthens community.

Registration Deadline is June 1st at 4 pm.


Historical Societies and Historic Buildings: How the Building Serves the Mission
May 21-22, 2024

Many of Vermont’s local and regional Historical Society’s are housed in historic buildings. Determining how these buildings inform and further the mission of these organizations can be a challenge and knowing where to start with preservation and updates can add to that challenge. This retreat will bring together representatives from Historical Societies around the state, along with technical service providers from Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and the Vermont Historical Society to help groups think deeply about these issues.

Registration Deadline is May 13th at 4 pm.


Sacred Places in Bennington, Rutland, and Windham Counties, Day-long Retreat
April 24, 2024.

Churches, synagogues and sacred places play a critical role in the health and wellness of our communities. They often act as overflow shelters for our most vulnerable citizens or as gathering places for cultural performances or events. At the same time, these buildings can be challenging to maintain. Join PTV Staff along with assistance providers from the VT Division for Historic Preservation, VT Interfaith Power & Light and Partners for Sacred Places as we explore partnerships for churches and new uses for underutilized buildings. Sponsored by the Adalard A. and Valeda Lea Roy Foundation.

This is a special day-long retreat held in Bennington. Cost is $20. Registration Deadline is April 20th at 4 pm.

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