Archive: August, 2009

PHS Votes to Take United Church of Putney

on Aug 22nd 2009

Today at the annual meeting, PHS members voted to accept the 1841 United Church of Putney, with the understanding it will become our new home. Community suppers and support groups will continue. What a day!
Our report included a total of 660K to date for the general store. Opening May 3. Thank you, to friends and supporters.

Church, c.1900

Church, c.1900

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Rutland Herald reports positively on PHS work

on Aug 17th 2009

Putney aims to save itself by taking over fire-damaged store, closed church
By Kevin O’Connor Staff Writer – Published: August 16, 2009

PUTNEY — First the centuries-old general store went up in flames. Then the big church across the street closed. In response, the Putney Historical Society has decided the best way to preserve its community isn’t to scrapbook old photos, but to acquire the buildings and bring them back to life.

Could the precedent-setting example, as experts believe, help other small towns save similar landmarks?

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Save the Date: August 22! Tours, annual meeting and more

on Aug 8th 2009

Note: some times have been recently adjusted due to memorial services for Milly Ellis (past PHS board member) and Claire Oglesby. All events are free, though contributions are accepted; donations are suggested for Pierce’s Hall events.

Saturday, August 22

10am-2pm–Putney Historical Society open for visitors.

Historic Building Tours:
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