October 23, 2019 Preservation Trust of Vermont Names Former St. Albans Mayor and Community Leader, Liz Gamache, as Interim President Founder and Vermont treasure Paul Bruhn passed away unexpectedly in September Burlington, Vt. - Today the Preservation Trust of Vermont…
Senator Patrick Leahy Renames National Historical Revitalization Grant Program In Honor Of Paul Bruhn
Paul felt to his core that we Vermonters have a rich legacy defined by our people, our history, our downtowns and village centers, as well as our iconic barns and covered bridges...
"Vermont has lost its leading voice for historic preservation. Paul Bruhn, the executive director of the Vermont Preservation Trust since its inception nearly 40 years ago, has died..."
“His life’s work was the foundation of PTV, so he will always be with us in that way. His values, his character, are written into all the projects and people he’s been a part of for 40 years."
“You cannot drive through Vermont without seeing and experiencing Paul’s handiwork,” said Neale Lunderville, Preservation Trust’s board chair. “It happened in places large and small. Paul believed that Vermont was this truly special place and a place that was worth protecting and saving for future generations.”
The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development honored PTV Executive Director Paul Bruhn and Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) Chief Executive Officer Jo Bradley for their efforts to grow Vermont's economy.
Celebrating twenty amazing years of owning the Lake House and using it to help Vermonters bring their community dreams to reality.
Ten exceptional people and projects received awards on June 8th at our annual Preservation and Downtown Conference in Bristol, VT!
Nearly 40 years ago, sculptor Jim Sardonis had a dream. He saw himself standing on the shore watching two whales dance in the surf. The image of the pair of tails breaking the surface of the water as they dove into the depths of the ocean was frozen in his mind.The product of that dream, a sculpture of twin whales’ tails superimposed against the Green Mountains, will soon grace the Randolph landscape once more....
"In a small volunteer organization, where folks can get frustrated and begin to feel burned out, having our project discussions in an environment like the Lake House turned out to be very important..."
"When you think about Vermont's economic destiny, do you first think about a crumbling old barn? Probably not. But Paul Bruhn does. “Vermont is really defined by its historic resources, its downtowns and village centers, the barns that dot the countryside – these define Vermont's character and are a very much part of Vermont's brand..."