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High Spires: The Architecture Of Vermont's Churches

As you approach many of Vermont's towns, a church spire is poking through the tree tops to signal your arrival.

While many are reminiscent of the traditional New England house of worship, Vermont's churches have been built in a variety of styles. And they've been designed by many important architects like George Guernsey,  Ruth Reynolds Freeman, and the firm of McKim, Mead and White.

Glenn Andres, Middlebury College professor emeritus of architecture, and Paul Bruhn, executive director of The Preservation Trust of Vermont, discuss the architecture of Vermont's churches and the efforts to restore and preserve them. We also hear from Jim Gallagher, a member of the Upright Steeple Society, a group working to preserve a church in Lyndon.

Also in the program, your stories from the Hurricane of 1938. When we interviewed author Steve Long about this devastating storm, several Vermonters contacted us with their first-person memories of this event as children. We share some of their voices.

Broadcast live on Thurs., April 7, 2016, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.