The Rupert Village Trust is a newly formed nonprofit organization whose mission is historic preservation and community development in the Designated Village Center of Rupert Vermont. For more information please visit The Rupert Village Trust official website by selecting here.
The Historic Sheldon Store
By saving this historically significant structure and making it open to the public, the Sheldon Store can once again be a community hub, facilitating conversations and shared activities with neighbors, friends, and visitors. The upstairs, once the grange hall, is perfect for yoga classes, workshops, presentations, and music jams. We can display the work of local artists, facilitate exhibitions of the Historical Society, offer additional space for library functions. The store is directly adjacent to the Rupert Town Green, now in the planning stages, making it a natural extension of this community space.
The Cafe and Community Center
The Rupert Village Trust will lease space to an independent café operator, schedule events and programs, and implement a comprehensive marketing plan to assure that the café has the best possible chance of long-term success. We will be sending out a Request for Proposals to find a café operator who can partner with us and work towards shared goals.