Cliff Dutton

Carpenter and website developer. Amateur photographer.

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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.

coin original

“English coin


Grange Hall Project, Phase III Finish

Phase III Finish

Basement Interior

Basement Interior

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 … more

Cemetery Work by the Chittenden Historical Society

Cemetery Work

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 … 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 … more

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

Chittenden, Vermont, A Town History cover

Front Cover

Back 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 … more

News: Winter 2015

Fall Meetings

Ice Cream Social

Victoria Quint presenting project
at the Ice Cream Social


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 … more

Grange Hall Project, Phase IV

Phase IV


Back of Grange Hall

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 … more

Grange Hall Project, Phase III Framing

Phase III Framing

Kitchen and mechanical room wallsThis 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.  … more

Grange Hall Project, Phase II – Main Floor

Phase II – Main Floor

Original Tall Windows

Original Tall Windows

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

A listing of all improvements in this Phase are included here.… more

Grange Hall Project, Phase II – Addition

Phase II – Addition

Roof Trim on the Addition

Roof Trim on the Addition

The slide show below shows the process in building the addition in 2007-2008. See first Grange Hall post for more information.

A listing of all improvements in this Phase are included here.… more