Support PHS

strottrot on Jun 27th 2014

There are several ways to support the work of PHS:

Your annual membership helps support our operations and allows us to keep the lights & heat on as well as provide access to historical research and programs

An additional donation for Operations & Collections helps PHS make ends meet annually

DonateFinally, our major focus right now is on the Next Stage Performing Arts Center Capital Campaign to make 15 Kimball Hill a fully accessible, 21st century venue for performance and community events. Learn more below.

Preservation & Progress: The Campaign for Next Stage Performing Arts Center

15 Kimball Hill Road ~ Putney, Vermont

The Next Stage PerforminPreservation & Progressg Arts Center Project at 15 Kimball Hill in Putney is an exciting collaboration between two non-profit organizations: Putney Historical Society (PHS) and Next Stage Arts Project (NSAP) that are redeveloping a former historic church in the village center into a fully accessible 21st century performing arts center. The re-invented 1841 building has been home to many cultural and community events in the past three years that are drawing crowds to the downtown of Putney and adding vibrancy and support to the downtown economy. After the successful reconstruction and re-opening of the Putney General Store in 2011, this is the PHS’s second project to provide creative solutions to economic and community development for the village of Putney.

United Church upstairs in 2009 (left) and the same space as a theater in 2011 (right)

Won’t you join us to fully realize this important Putney project?

The capital campaign has raised $1.2 million and completed Phases 1 & 2:

  • Restoration of roof & belfry
  • New elevator, HVAC & sprinkler system
  • New 3-story rear addition with accessible restrooms, theater green room, & conditioned storage
  • Opening up/renovation of lobby & community rooms

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Theater as re-opened in December 2015


Putney Central School presents its Community Portraits in newly renovated theater (left) and at the December 2015 Breakfast with Santa in the newly re-opened community rooms (right)

Help Us Complete Phase 3 ($400K) During 2016:

  • New commercial-grade community kitchen
  • Exterior painting, historic window repair
  • Interior painting & trim work
  • Theater lighting & equipment upgrade
  • Building Maintenance & Programming Reserves

We want to again thank all of the generous donors to this project to date and encourage contributions from the community to help us close the remaining gap. If you have enjoyed having the varied facilities of 15 Kimball Hill in your town these past years, please support our efforts with a donation or pledge, which can be made over more than one year!

The Putney Historical Society needs you on board.

Donations can be made below or by mail to Putney Historical Society
Capital Fund
P.O. Box 260
Putney, VT 05346

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