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Vermont History Center

Barre, Vermont

Project Type: Education and Historic
  • OWNER: Vermont Historical Society
  • ARCHITECT: Black River Design Architects

H.P. Cummings Construction Company provided pre-construction services as part of our scope of work. We also worked alongside Black River Design to restore and renovate the old Spaulding Graded School to house the History Center. This building houses a research library, collections storage, exhibits, educational facilities, and offices. The project involved an area of over 60,000 SF, of which 40,000 SF were heavily renovated, leaving an additional 20,000 SF for future expansion.

The Vermont History Center is home to 20,000 artifacts, including fine arts, crafts, household goods, clothing, agricultural tools, and industrial products from the pre-contact period.

“HPC was absolutely the right choice for the job. We’re heading into the balance of the work with a great team in place and a solid working relationship established. Ben Harrington and his team have helped us wrestle with the tough issues (budget, scope, schedule) in a very professional, courteous and patient manner.”
– Jeffry Glasberg, Owner Representative

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