Street Address
104 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Mailing Address
104 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401
phone: 802-658-6647
Paul Bruhn, Executive Director
Meg Campbell, Editor, Easement Program, Bennington County Field Services
Connie Bryant, Executive Assistant


The Preservation Trust of Vermont was founded with the goal of helping Vermonters save their historic places and that is exactly what has happened. In just three decades, the group has helped communities across the state save more than 1,000 buildings – village stores, post offices, schools, barns - all returned to productive use. Just this year alone, the Preservation Trust’s staff of five worked on 352 preservation projects in 155 communities.

The Preservation Trust of Vermont provides what preservationists need: technical and financial help and a great deal of encouragement. Through partnerships with legislators, foundations, businesses and individual donors, the group is able to provide much-needed grants to support preservation projects with an emphasis on revitalizing Vermont’s downtowns and village centers.

We undertook our most ambitious single project ever in 1998 -- the preservation of the last remaining turn-of-the-century hotel on Lake Champlain and one of only a few left in Vermont. The Grand Isle Lake House offers an unparalleled setting for social and business affairs.

At the end of each year, we our mindful of the efforts of thousands of volunteers across the State who care about their communities and are working to protect their special places. Together these efforts help to safeguard the character of Vermont.

PTV Properties: Grand Isle Lake House and Pierce Store. You can find them on MuseumsUSA.

Educational Programs

10 Tips for Managing An Historic Preservation Project can be found on our website.


Historic Vermont is the Preservation Trust of Vermont's free electronic newsletter, distributed several times a year to subscribers. Each issue contains information about local and national preservation-related news, commentaries, new publications, events, education, training, and employment opportunities, and more. Subscribers also occasionally receive special notices about the Preservation Trust's activities such as the annual conference, special events, awards, grants and more. Sign up for our Email Newsletter on our website.