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Putney General Store

lpapazian on Mar 9th 2017

The Putney Historical Society is working on re-opening the store ourselves with the help from community and expert advisors. We hope to open in March or as soon as possible…stay tuned! (PS many many thanks to Hotwheelz for the upcoming fundraiser to benefit the reopening of the general store. Information regarding the fundraiser is at http://iputney.com/spin-for-the-putney-general-store/

Any donations towards this effort will go toward startup costs and equipment repair and can be made directly to PHS at Putney Historical Society, PO Box 260, Putney, Vermont 05346.

Sadly there will be no pharmacy at this time and plans for the upstairs are ongoing. Please call Lyssa Papazian at (802) 579-3698 for info or with ideas.

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Join us for the 2016 PHS Annual Meeting –1953 Putney in Living Color! And Other Vintage Films of Town

lpapazian on Nov 3rd 2016

1953-film-still    Sunday November 13

    1:00 -3:00 pm

   at Next Stage (15 Kimball Hill)

   Free and open to all

   Refreshments will be served

1953 Putney in Living Color!

Come see a real slice of Putney history before the Interstate. We will be showing a film of scenes around town shot for the town’s bicentennial in 1953.  The list of locations includes West River Basket Company, Putney School, Putney Central School, Senator Aiken’s home and his nursery, Darrow’s Orchards, the Federated Church, Cumming’s Store and the center of town, the Hannum, Goodell, Hamilton, Braley, Frost, Maley, Hubbard, Watson, and Scott farms, and much more. The film was made by Edward Tyler and Richard Gamble.

We will also be showing 2 very short Putney School films from 1938 shot by one of the first students showing Harvest Festival of 1938 and the campus clean up after the 1938 Hurricane. These are in color too.

Following the older films, we’ll be showing the 2003 film made of the Town’s 250th Anniversary Parade. As one participant noted: “Half the town was in the parade and the other half watched!”

The films will start after a brief business meeting. Refreshments will be served.

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NEW REGULAR OFFICE HOURS – SATURDAY MORNINGS 10AM -1PM

on Apr 6th 2016

After a hiatus for construction at Next Stage, the Putney Historical Society is pleased to announce that the office at 15 Kimball Hill (Next Stage) will now be open Saturday Mornings from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Train wreck photo by Mary Thwing

Come check out our wonderful historic photos, start a genealogy project, research your house, or just share stories and look at a few objects from the collection each week. Hours are designed to overlap with Town Clerk Saturday hours in case research at town hall is part of your project. If you have research needs and can’t come during regular office hours, please email us at putneyhistory@gmail.com and we’ll try to find a time that works.

 

 

PHS Office Address                                                 Mailing:                                   
15 Kimball Hill (Next Stage)                                  P.O. Box 260
802-387-4411                                                           Putney, Vermont 05346

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Annual Meeting

on Oct 8th 2014

We held an annual meeting at 15 Kimball Hill on August 24th. Discussion and information gathering followed a presentation on road names of Putney. The remarkable success of our capital campaign was outlined in detail, and notably, Stuart Strothman left the board after twelve years with the organization. Leah Toffolon replaced him as Secretary.

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Putney Historical Society Annual Meeting Aug. 24

on Oct 8th 2014

Everyone is invited to the Putney Historical Society Annual Meeting, which will be held at 2pm on Sunday, August 24 at 15 Kimball Hill (Next Stage). We will have a short presentation and interactive discussion on road names of Putney, following our business meeting. Refreshments will be served.

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Ice Cream Social

on Aug 2nd 2014

We invite you down to the Putney Historical Society next Saturday, August 9, for ice cream, between 11 and 1pm. (We open at 10am.) Our topic for discussion is Roads of Putney and their Namesakes. Hope to see you there!
Stuart Strothman

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Major Grant Successes in Next Stage/15 Kimball Hill Capital Campaign: Goal in Sight – Community Appeal to Follow

on Jul 1st 2014

PHS is embarked on an amazing partnership with Next Stage Arts Project (NSAP) to restore and renovate the Next Stage Performing Arts Center at 15 Kimball Hill. This collaboration has just yielded a number of major grant successes that have given the Capital Campaign an impressive boost. To turn the former historic church into a fully accessible 21st century performing arts center with an elevator, great theater, sprinkler system, and restored exterior, our campaign goal is $860,000. We are thrilled to announce that together PHS and NSAP have raised $650,000 to date including a brand new $320,000 grant just awarded to NSAP by ArtPlace America. This highly competitive grant in which NSAP was one of only 55 recipients from a field of nearly 1300, gives national recognition of our efforts at community & art place-making in Putney. In addition to the $320,000 for the building project, ArtPlace awarded NSAP $50,000 to develop new programming and school partnerships.  

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Dating Older Houses: with Tim Ragle of Jonathan Jesup Restoration

on May 3rd 2014

Friday, March 14 at 7pm
at Next Stage (15 Kimball Hill Rd.) in Putney

Dating Older Houses: with Tim Ragle of Jonathan Jesup RestorationDownload the Flyer

A Putney Historical Society Presentation
Suggested donation $10,
with all proceeds supporting
the 15 Kimball Hill / Next Stage capital campaign.

On Friday, March 14, PHS Vice President and master craftsman Timothy Ragle will give an authoritative talk about antique interiors. Using hands-on artifacts and slides from Putney houses, Tim will teach you how to “read” an older house to determine its age, and what parts of the house may be original or added at later dates. This will develop your eye for architectural detail, especially if you live or work in a pre-1850 building. Much of our nicest Vermont workmanship involves these antique interior features.

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Putney Historical Society is awarded two major preservation grants for Next Stage; Phase 2 of Capital Campaign with Next Stage Arts Project well under way

on Jan 11th 2014

Contact:            Lyssa Papazian, PHS Board Member, Chair Development Committee

(802) 387-2878, mobile (802) 579-3698, papazian@gaw.com

The Putney Historical Society is pleased to announce the receipt of two grants in connection with its ongoing collaboration with Next Stage Arts Project to preserve and renovate the historic, former church building at 15 Kimball Hill in Putney into a professional performing arts center. Read the entire post: Putney Historical Society is awarded two major preservation grants for Next Stage; Phase 2 of Capital Campaign with Next Stage Arts Project well under way

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Printing error on 2014 PHS calendars

on Dec 6th 2013

The PHS is looking to make 2014 history in a hurry by shaving a couple of months off the calendar year.

In all seriousness, a printing error omitted the months of May and June* from some of the 2014 Putney Historical Society calendars. If you purchased one before Dec. 6 and it has the error, please contact Betsy MacIsaac at crookedfence@gmail.com or 387-5790 for a replacement. Alternatively, if you bought it at a store, you could take it back and exchange it for a new one. (Please note that the replacement calendars will be available starting tomorrow, Dec. 7.)

*Why couldn’t we have lost February and March instead?

Thanks for your understanding. Happy Holidays from the PHS.

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