Understanding Shelburne’s cultural landscape

What do street trees and historic buildings have in common? They are both distinct features of the “cultural landscape,” or the complete sum of natural and constructed resources in the environment. The National Parks Service defines this type of landscape as a “geographic area associated with a historic event, activity, or person or exhibiting other cultural or aesthetic values.”
To promote a better understanding of Shelburne’s cultural landscape, the Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee has planned a walking tour of Shelburne’s downtown village center with Frances Gubler, a master’s student in Historic Preservation at the University of Vermont, on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10am at the Shelburne Village Parade Ground.
Gubler will discuss significant historic buildings and important tree species in the community on the tour. The walk itself is 1.5 miles in length and has multiple stops and opportunities for discussion. In the future, Gubler will produce a walking tour brochure of this walk for the town. In the event of heavy rain, the walk will be rescheduled.