UVM Historic Preservation Program in the News!

While we are still waiting to receive a formal response from the Program’s Counter-Proposal to UVM, we’ve been following some great media coverage about the UVM Historic Preservation Program lately. Check out this article from 7 Days. Full text here.

With a UVM Program Threatened by Cuts, Does Historic Preservation Have a Future in Vermont?

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All members are invited to the:

HPAA Annual Meeting 

When: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Where:  Zoom (of course!) 

We look forward to seeing you this evening.  View the agenda here.

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The UVM HP Program is threatened, but we are built for this challenge!

While many have already heard the distressing news, it is with great concern that we write to share that the University of Vermont has proposed eliminating our beloved Historic Preservation MS program.

All is not lost. As preservationists we are built for this challenge. Just as we fight to save our historic resources, we’ll fight to save our small but mighty program!

The UVM Historic Preservation Alumni Association is springing into action with plans to help organize a vigorous response.

We are:

* Collecting information to quantify the value of the program and share the accomplishments of our many alumni

* Looking for specific project case studies to tell our story

* Recruiting a diverse group of alumni from around the country who can take an active role in speaking and/or meeting directly with the University to illustrate the deep and broad reach of the program

* Consulting with Tom and Bob to create a fundraising strategy to support the program, with both short-term immediate pledges and longer-term support for the endowment through planned giving – more information on that coming soon

What can you do?

Connect with the Alumni Association! We want to capture current contact information for every program alumnus so we can keep everyone informed and involved. Email uvmhpaa@gmail.com by Friday, December 11 with your contact information and the answers to these three questions.

1. Are you currently a working professional in Historic Preservation or a related field? Or a retired professional?

2. Do you work in: a. The private sector; b. For a non-profit organization or c. in public service at the local, state, or national level, d. Another preservation-related/tangential role? If you are willing to share the name of your company/organization, please do.

3. Would you consider a one-time donation or pledge to the program?

Spread the word! Share the news among your classmates and UVM HP networks. We want to make sure everyone has a chance to voice their love for the program and to share the impact that it has had on building, revitalizing, and sustaining communities nationwide.

Find additional supporters! Reach out to friends of the program, partners, and influencers who may not be alumni but who know our work and ask for their support. Every voice counts.

We will keep you abreast of our progress as we gather and share information with Tom and Bob, University officials, and other influencers. Creating a united effort is our best chance to save the program.

With great appreciation,

The UVM HP Alumni Association Board of Directors

Read more about the announcement here:



If you individually want to reach out directly to the University now, emails and letters can be directed to:

President Suresh Garimella, Ph.D
Office of the President
348 Waterman Building
Burlington, VT 05405-0160


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[NOTICE/EVENT] UVM HPAA Annual Meeting & Holiday Party

All members are invited to the:

HPAA Annual Meeting and Holiday Party 

Wednesday December 4, 2019

6:00pm meeting / 6:30pm – 8:00ish Holiday Party

Samuel D. Champlain Club, 20 Crowley Street, Burlington, VT, 05401

If you are unable to attend and would like to call in, please email kaitlinoshea@gmail.com for conference call number and passcode.

Please submit your nominations for board members and officers. You are allowed to nominate yourself!

Family and friends welcome to join us for the holiday party. Snacks will be provided. Cash bar. Hope to see you there! 

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[NOTICE]: HPAA Annual Meeting

All members are invited to the:

HPAA Annual Meeting

Thursday December 20, 2018


Fletcher Free Library – Community Room (lower level)

235 College Street

Burlington, VT 05401

If you are unable to attend and would like to call in, please email kaitlinoshea@gmail.com for conference call number and passcode.

Please submit your nominations for board members and officers. You are allowed to nominate yourself!

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[EVENT] Annual UVM Historic Preservation Program Welcome Reception

The annual UVM Historic Preservation Program Welcome Reception to be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 5 PM to sunset on the Wheeler House west veranda. Historic preservation students, alumni, faculty, friends and guests are cordially welcome to attend. The UVM HP Program will provide pizzas, but everyone is encouraged to bring some munchies or salad or dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage. Spread the word!

For questions contact Prof. Visser at thomas.visser@uvm.edu

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[EVENT] HP Work Day – May 12, 2018

Preservation Work Day 

Aldrich House & Barns, President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
Plymouth Notch, Vermont
Saturday May 12, 10 am to 3 pm

Join the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and the UVM Historic Preservation Alumni Association at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site at 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth Notch, Vermont on Saturday, May 12 from 10 am to 3 pm.

The Aldrich House was the home of Carrie Brown, Calvin Coolidge’s school teacher and subsequently his stepmother. It was later owned by Plymouth’s first cheesemaker, Eugene Aldrich and his daughter Ruth. For many years Ruth operated a tea room in the house. Built in the early 1800s, the house is a good example of continuous New England architecture.

We will be clearing out an attached barn at the Aldrich House, sorting and relocating historic artifacts and building materials currently stored there. The work is being carried out to prepare the space for a Preservation Education Institute workshop on the use of borates in historic buildings to be held in the building later this season.

Please dress for the event with work clothes and shoes. Lunch and beverages provided by the Alumni Association.

Please RSVP to Caitlin Corkins (caitlin.corkins@vermont.gov) by May 7.