Historic Pews for Sale

The Putney Historical Society is selling a limited number of the historic 1893 church pews that were once at Next Stage. They have been modified so that they are 8 feet long and are $500, including brand new custom cushions.  They are sold “as-is” – with some minor idiosyncrasies on one end. They are great … Read more

Putney General Store Update, March 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 … Read more

PHS Office Hours- Saturdays, 10AM -1PM

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. Come check out our wonderful historic photos, start a genealogy project, research your house, or just share stories … Read more

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

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

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

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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Many Community Donations and Grants Help Putney Historical Society Successfully Complete Improvements at Next Stage/15 Kimball Hill

Contact: Lyssa Papazian, PHS Board Member, Chair Development Committee–802) 387-2878, mobile (802) 579-3698, papazian@gaw.com The new bathrooms (including one ADA accessible) and rear fire exit at Next Stage/15 Kimball Hill are now complete. The Putney Historical Society is pleased to be able to say that the building is now in compliance with fire and life-safety … Read more

PHS Votes to Take United Church of Putney

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 … Read more

The Federated Church/United Church of Putney–our new home?

The Putney Historical Society will soon decide whether to accept the kind offer of the United Church of Putney at its annual meeting on Saturday, August 22, at the church. The United Church of Putney recently closed after 237 of existence. Read about this story online in the Commons: Church closing means a likely new … Read more