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Vermont Barn Census

Preliminary Research - 2009

The Barn Census and Agricultural History of the Town of Derby, Orleans County, Vermont






English Barn Derby

    This website was created in conjuction with the on going Vermont Barn Census project. The focus of this site is to give an introductory view into the agricultural heritage of Derby, Vermont. Over the course of the 2009 Fall semester, the University of Vermont Graduate Program in Historic Preservation students conducted a windshield survey of a selected town, compiling general information of the area, existing barns, and argicultural data. The information, along with detailed research in the agricultural history of the town are presented here with the intention of growing over time to a complete and informative refernece on the agricultural heritage and current state of preservation in the Town of Derby. While still in its infancy, please enjoy and consider volunteering in the Vermont Barn Census project! 

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This preliminary research about barns and farm buildings in thirteen Vermont towns is offered as a public service to assist local volunteers with their efforts to learn more about the agricultural heritage of these communities. It is hoped that additional information on the history and features of these barns will be submitted by volunteers through the Vermont Barn Census project. The historical research and preliminary field documentation was conducted during the fall 2009 semester by graduate students enrolled in the Researching Historic Structures and Sites course at University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program with the assistance of local volunteers as part of the Vermont Barn Census, a statewide project of the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, the University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program, Historic Windsor’s Preservation Education Institute, Save Vermont Barns, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, and the Preservation Trust of Vermont. Funding support provided in part by a Preserve America grant through the National Park Service to the State of Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.