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.

2022 Historic Preservation Programs

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.

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