Cliff Dutton

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News: Summer 2015



The March meeting, the first of the year, was the organizational meeting for deciding programs, hikes, trips for the year. The selections are reflected in our schedule on the last page for the coming months. ...  read more

Grange Hall Project, Phase III Finish

Basement Interior

Basement Interior

Phase III Finish

The final part of Phase III resulted in a finished, functional gathering place the Chittenden community can enjoy. The interior finish brings all the work up to this point to an intermediate completion the Historical Society and people of Chittenden can be proud of. The gallery below shows the final work being done. See the first Grange Hall Post for more information. ...  read more

Cemetery Work by the Chittenden Historical Society

Wetmore Cemetery

Wetmore Cemetery

Our interest in preserving the town’s old cemeteries continues after completion of the mapping of Wetmore Cemetery, begun as a Boy Scout Troop 105 in Rutland as an Eagle Scout’s project. Next, we will start a mapping project in the Bump Cemetery. The mapping projects will be directed by George Butts, surveyor and Chittenden Cemetery Commissioner. ...  read more

Cataloguing at the Chittenden Historical Society


Beginning in the spring of 2007, the society embarked on a process of cataloging and indexing its collections for easier retrieval of information in the future. Photos are being identified, indexed and placed in protective covers in albums for easier viewing. Separate indexed books are being filled with biographies, genealogies and obituaries. The society welcomes new materials to add to its collections. The collections will be put on the computer donated to the society in 2007. Limited copying is available on a donated printer. ...  read more

Historical Society Book: “Chittenden, Vermont, A Town History”

Chittenden, Vermont, A Town History cover

Front Cover

Society Publishes Town History

The third edition of Chittenden, Vermont: A Town History is now in! Books are available at the Town Clerk’s office or the Society for $30. To order
by mail, download and print the order form, complete and mail to
the address on the form. Please include $4.00 for shipping. All proceeds go to Chittenden Historical Society. ...  read more

Winter Newsletter 2015

Ice Cream Social

Victoria Quint presenting project
at the Ice Cream Social

Fall Meetings


At our annual Ice Cream Social, the Muzzy Davenport Award was given for outstanding work and interest in local history at Barstow. Victoria Quint, daughter of Andrew and Sarah Quint of Chittenden, presented her winning project, comparing and contrasting the old one-room schoolhouses in Chittenden with the Barstow of today, before the audience. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed ice cream, fresh strawberries, whipped cream and Vermont Sundae Sauces. ...  read more

Grange Hall Project, Phase IV


Back of Grange Hall

Phase IV

Phase IV consisted of landscaping with terraces around the building and creating  driveways and the park and ride parking lot. Also some preparation for the next phase included insulating the walls with spray in foam while the windows got insulation treatments inside and out with insulated blinds and storm windows. See first Grange Hall post for more information. ...  read more

Grange Hall Project, Phase III Framing

Kitchen and mechanical room walls

Phase III Framing

This Phase included the installation of the accessibility lift, pouring the cement floor in the lower level and re-slating of the roof. The final steps were framing the interior of the new lower level space and addition.  See first Grange Hall post for more information. ...  read more

Grange Hall Project, Phase II – Main Floor

Original Tall Windows

Original Tall Windows

Phase II – Main Floor

The slide show that follows shows improvements made to the main floor in 2007-2008.  See first Grange Hall post for more information. ...  read more

Grange Hall Project, Phase II – Addition

Roof Trim on the Addition

Roof Trim on the Addition

Phase II – Addition

The slide show below shows the process in building the addition in 2007-2008. See first 

Grange Hall post ...  read more