VT Patriot Ethan Allen Homestead's Uncertain Future

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VT Patriot Ethan Allen Homestead's Uncertain Future

[i]Editor's Note: Memo to Vermont. Once the homes of our nation's freedom fighters are gone, they're gone. And erasing their lives and works from public memory is that much easier.[/i]


Ethan Allen Homestead faces uncertain future

Published: Wednesday, June 6, 2007
By Terri Hallenbeck
Free Press Staff Writer

The home where Ethan Allen spent his final years with wife, Fanny, and children fell victim to a drop in donations, an unsure future.

Ethan Allen is perhaps the most well-known/important historical figure in Vermont. The landmark has never been an official state historic site.

To state historic preservation officer Jane Lendway, there's no question Ethan Allen is a key figure in Vermont history. That doesn't mean his home should be a state historic site.