Planning in Vermont
Credit: The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Vermont Preservation Plan - Planning for the future of Vermont's Heritage
There are structures, villages, and sites representing
three centuries of history and 12,000 years of pre-history in nearly every
town in Vermont. These reminders of how people lived with the land in the
past are perhaps the most comprehensive physical expression of who we are
and where we came from. Saving them as we grow and develop will help keep
Vermont a special place.
The Vermont Historic Preservation Plan is being developed by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation in order to ensure a future for Vermont's many historic and archaeological resources through both public and private initiative. The Division has summarized nine important themes in Vermont's history, such as Agriculture, Transportation, Industry and Commerce, and Native American Prehistory, and identified the types of sites and structures related to these themes. During 1989 and 1990 in a series of statewide workshops based on the nine themes, Vermonters with an interest in, or practical knowledge of a particular theme were asked to help develop goals for historic sites and structures, and to propose activities to carry out those goals. In order for the Plan to succeed, it is essential to consider the perspective of the agricultural community, for instance, in identifying goals and activities for preservation of historic agricultural sites and structures.
The resounding message from each workshop was threefold:
The Plan will build on the goals and recommendations from
the workshops. It will recommend policy at the state, regional and local
levels, and guide Division programs and activities. It will spur preservation
initiative at the local level by helping Vermonters develop and implement
preservation policies and activities in their own communities.
The Vermont Preservation Plan will be available early
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Go to Rural Preservation in Vermont
Go to Vermont Land Trust
The Vermont Heritage Network
The University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program
Wheeler House, University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
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