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Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
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"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

There is not presently...

A school at Quarry Hill. I heard today that someone (or several people) thought that there is still a functioning private school here. Just want to say, we aren't presently a school, but there is no reason I know of why a school could not be created again if the occasion presents itself. Please if anyone has questions about QH, ask me and I will try to answer if I can. We are a corporation, owned by the Fiske family, and the houses are owned by either the corporation or by the people who bought them or built them. We rent rooms in the large building and rent some houses occasionally. We do presently have some houses for rent. This is what QH is LEGALLY. What it has been and is is almost inexplicable because it is a hybrid of all sorts of things. It is a community in the sense of all the people, one may hope, being willing to help one another and be friendly to one another, and in the sense of a shared life together. There is nothing more wonderful than a place that shares a sense of "WE"... I hope we have some of that, surely when we see everyone in summer, and even in winter. It is special. It is a place for creative people and people who are open-minded, but it is not presently a school. It can be other things in future, perhaps. Ladybelle

1 comment:

  1. Someone said it was a "wild, zany, unnameable place that is always reinventing itself."