MONTPELIER - When a community works together, a lot can be accomplished. KeyBank of Vermont uses this philosophy in its community-focused banking products and services. The bank recently contributed to the Vermont Historical Society's Saving Vermont's Treasures capital campaign.
The Vermont Historical Society has raised over $840,000 toward a goal of $900,000 to create three new exhibition galleries, restore the signature bell tower at the Vermont History Center in Barre, and develop more statewide history programs.
"Because of donors like KeyBank, we have less than $60,000 that remains to be raised," said Mark Hudson, executive director of the Vermont Historical Society. "These new exhibits in Barre will augment the Vermont History Museum's permanent exhibit, Freedom and Unity, located in Montpelier next to the Vermont State House."
Hudson acknowledge taxpayer-funded grants from the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation, the Vermont Humanities Council, and the Department of the Interior, National Park Service.