Each year, Preservation Burlington recognizes historic buildings that represent appropriate and successful restorations. The awards are given to buildings in three categories; residential, commercial, and institutional. In addition, the Ray O’Connor Award is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the betterment of our community life. See past award recipients »
Preservation Burlington Historic Markers are the perfect way to celebrate the age of your home! The markers can be hung on the exterior or interior of your home.
Includes: basic research on your home, a marker and one-year membership to Preservation Burlington.
Marker request form (PDF)
In late 2011 Preservation Burlington held its first ever History Hunt. Everyone who submitted an entry said it was a challenging, educational and fun exercise. [Mission accomplished!] 16 of you got all the answer right but the iPad went to Nancy G., whose name was picked out of a hat on live TV! Stay tuned for the next History Hunt. See the 2011 Q&A here (pdf) »
An annual event, the Preservation Burlington Homes Tour highlights Burlington's residential architecture and allows participants rare access to private homes. See our Homes Tour archive »
Walking tours of Burlington are offered weekly in the summer. 2012 tours run on Saturday mornings - leaving City Hall at 11am. Download brochure (PDF) »
We can also arrange a tour for your private group or class... contact us if this is something you'd like to do.
Workshops & Educational Programming
There are currently no workshops scheduled. The following is a sample of past offerings:
Historic Wooden Window Restoration
Historic windows are often the first elements of an older home to be replaced. Historic wooden windows are threatened because of a dwindling amount of skilled workers able to restore historic windows properly, and an ever-increasing push for newer, more “efficient” synthetic windows. This workshop focuses on providing training for regular people to learn the necessary skills to restore and repair historic wooden windows. Participants also learn how to deal with lead paint hazards and how to make historic windows more efficient.
Ron Wanamaker and Amy Mentes, Wanamaker Restoration & Champlain Valley Millworks.