Grant provide additional financial support to achieve community centered activities.
We received a grant through the Vermont Community Foundation early in 2016 to support the 2016 Sheldon Old Home Days.
We received a grant through Ben & Jerry Foundation in 2017 to support our building efforts
During 2018 – 2019 we received a grant from the Vermont Council for the Arts through its Cultural Facilities Grant to complete the restoration of the first floor.
During 2019 we received a grant through the Chaplain Valley National Historic Partnership to work with the Sheldon School History Club on the Historic Main Street project.
In 2020 – 2021 we received a second grant from the Vermont Council for the Arts through its Cultural Facilities Grant to complete the restoration of the back addition.
In April 2023 The Preservation Trust of Vermont announced a Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization grant of $50,000 to the Sheldon Historical Society for rehabilitation work at the H H Mower General Store.
“Rebuilt in 1932 following a catastrophic fire that destroyed the original 1840 building, the former H H Mower Store, has housed the general store, the post office, the town clerk’s office, a second floor meeting hall, a harness shop, a billiard parlor and more. Today the building houses the Sheldon Historical Society’s exhibits of cultural and natural historical interest.
“The Paul Bruhn Grant award is a welcome acknowledgement of the work the Sheldon Historical Society has been engaged in for the past six years: rehabilitating the long neglected H H Mower general store in the heart of Sheldon’s historic district,” says Andrew Crane, a director of the Historical Society. “This Bruhn grant quite literally caps our rehabilitation program, with a new roof and stairway ensuring the integrity of the structure and safety of our collection, programs and visitors. PTV funds have facilitated planning, engineering, and expert design through their Robert Sincerbeaux matching grants; the Bruhn Grant is a high-octane boost to our program, leveraging resources for further building needs.”
When the rehabilitation work is completed, the building will not only be used by the historical Society, it will also be available for a wide variety of community events and , with a fully accessible restroom and expanded hours, become a vital stop for rest, shelter, and refreshment on the nearby Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.”