Programs to help you care for your historic home, remodel or improve energy efficiency in your home, identify and date barns and other agricultural outbuildings, and tips and resources for maintaining and restoring barns.

Old House Do’s and Don’ts

Historic New England’s Elizabeth Paglia will present an illustrated talk full of tips and ideas for approaching common projects and appropriately caring for your older home. Learn how to apply historic preservation best practices to adapt your home to suit your needs without losing its character and charm. Lecture will be followed by a Q&A. This program was presented on November 10, 2022; 6:30 p.m. on Zoom

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Historic Barns of Norwich

Historic Preservationist Lyssa Papazian’s talk illustrating two centuries of agricultural change in Norwich. Lyssa has just completed a comprehensive survey of Norwich’s historic barns and talks about how to date these barns, explores how their use evolved, and highlights threats to their survival.

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Caring for Norwich’s Historic Barns

This program, hosted by Philip Zea, Alex Tolstoi (Field Services, Preservation Trust of Vermont) and Caitlin Corkins (Tax Credits and Grants Coordinator, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development) offers practical suggestions for restoration, preservation, sensitive adaptive reuses, and possible funding sources for historic buildings and, especially, Norwich’s historic barns.

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