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Monkton Museum and Historical Society

North Ferrisburg, VT

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Monkton Museum and Historical Society is a business located in North Ferrisburg, VT in the "Museum" category.

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1859 Town Hall Pizza Party

1859 Town Hall Pizza Party
North Ferrisburg, VT
Gill Coates, Monkton Museum and Historical Society
Aug 15, 2022

PRESERVE the 1859 Monkton Old TOWN HALL

Informational and Brainstorming Pizza Party

The Monkton Museum and Historical Society and Selectboard Chair Stephen Pilcher will host a pizza brainstorming party on Thursday, August 18th from 5 pm to 7 pm at the 1859 Old Town Hall. We will share our progress with grant applications and awards, as well as our vision of having a museum housed in the space. We are eager to hear from the community about their vision that could enable the building to stay preserved as a heritage spot on the National Register of Historical Buildings. How can we make the 1859 Old Town Hall a viable and integral part of our town life? Please come with ideas for co-occupancy and perhaps an interest in managing the space. We invite the community to come see the building and discuss possible ideas for how to use it.

We had positive support when we conducted a survey of interest in the preservation of the 1859 Old Town Hall. In a follow up petition solicited to delay the... read more ▼

PRESERVE the 1859 Monkton Old TOWN HALL

Informational and Brainstorming Pizza Party

The Monkton Museum and Historical Society and Selectboard Chair Stephen Pilcher will host a pizza brainstorming party on Thursday, August 18th from 5 pm to 7 pm at the 1859 Old Town Hall. We will share our progress with grant applications and awards, as well as our vision of having a museum housed in the space. We are eager to hear from the community about their vision that could enable the building to stay preserved as a heritage spot on the National Register of Historical Buildings. How can we make the 1859 Old Town Hall a viable and integral part of our town life? Please come with ideas for co-occupancy and perhaps an interest in managing the space. We invite the community to come see the building and discuss possible ideas for how to use it.

We had positive support when we conducted a survey of interest in the preservation of the 1859 Old Town Hall. In a follow up petition solicited to delay the private sale of the 1859 Old Town Hall, we received close to 80 signatures from residents. On the Town Meeting Article to delay the sale in order to give us more time to research grants, there was a resounding yes vote. Recently, we received our first of what we hope will be many grants. We were awarded a matching grant from the Preservation Trust of Vermont to have the building assessed. This is a necessary first step to receive future grants from the Preservation Trust of Vermont and potential grants from other organizations. While we visit inside the 1859 space for a pizza dinner, we hope ideas flow, and ideally we find someone who could act as an operator/manager.

We look forward to meeting with you at the 1859 Old Town Hall on Thursday, August 18 between 5 pm and 7 pm to discuss your ideas for preservation.

If you have further questions, email monktonmhs@gmail.com

Thank you very much,

Kristen B. Farrell
MM&HS President & 1859 Old Town Hall ARPA Advocate

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