The Town Hall has served Pawlet’s town government continuously since it was built in 1881 and is the only public building in Pawlet to be listed in the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places. See the National Park Service listing for more information.
In 2003 a major restoration project began when Pawlet voters decided by a margin of 3 to 1 not to pursue construction of a new town office building. Since then the first floor offices have been renovated and the entire building has been made ADA-compliant. The cupola has been fully restored, and the auditorium ceiling has been stabilized. In 2013 a fire stair was installed on the back of the building, which made it again possible to use the large upstairs auditorium for community events.
The restoration project has been funded with a combination of town monies, various grants and private donations. Presently the Town is working on a heating system for the auditorium. Additional work is also required to fully restore this beautiful space. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help complete this important project. Send checks payable to “Pawlet Town Hall Restoration” to Judy Coolidge, Treasurer, Town of Pawlet, Pawlet, VT 05761.
Use of Upstairs Auditorium for Community Events: The Town Hall has a second story auditorium that is available for community use. The Pawlet Select Board’s policy for use and rental agreement may be viewed here: Auditorium_Rental_Agreement.
For additional information, please contact Deb Hawkins, Town Clerk,
802-325-3309 extension 1; firstname.lastname@example.org
Pawlet One Hundred Years Ago, May 26, 2016, Pawlet Town Hall: The Pawlett Historical Society’s spring program featured Eileen Travell, Senior Photographer at the Metropolitan Museium of Art, who presented a slideshow and talk about Pawlet resident Nellie Bushee’s images of Pawlet during the later 19th and early 20th century. Many community members turned out to journey back one hundred years in Pawlet and share memories. Some people were able to identify certain residents and some of the homes and gardens captured on Nellie’s glass plates.