Norwich Historic Preservation Commission

Appointed by the Selectboard, the Norwich Historic Preservation Commission (NHPC) seeks to raise appreciation of the Town’s historic landscapes, sites, structures, and people from all cultures. We champion the preservation and restoration of their places, which are essential to our community’s character and sense of place.

Recorded Historic Preservation Programs

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.

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.

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) offer spractical suggestions for restoration, preservation, sensitive adaptive reuses, and possible funding sources for historic buildings and, especially, Norwich’s historic barns.

The History of Jones Circle

The Norwich Historic Preservation Commission is creating a National Register Nomination for Jones Circle, the small development off of Elm Street.  In this talk, Brian Knight, historic preservationist shares his research into this fascinating post WWII Norwich neighborhood.