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Middlebury to celebrate judge in anti-slavery case

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Thousands of vehicles flirt with Court Square every day as they negotiate its serpentine roundabout. Drivers pausing at the Court Street stoplight at the crest of the square have but a few seconds to admire the lush green park fronting the Middlebury Inn.

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Historian to speak of Vermont sharpshooters in Civil War

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Howard Coffin, a seventh-generation Vermonter and author of four books on the Civil War with a focus on Vermont and the Champlain corridor, will be the latest guest of the The Bristol Historical Society. Coffin will give a talk on “Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters and Gettysburg,” on Thursday, June 21, at Howden Hall on West Street at 7 p.m.

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Forest walk set for June 9 at Rokeby

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — By 1830 hundreds of acres had been cleared on the Rokeby farm to make grazing land for Merino sheep. Now, almost 200 years later, nature has reclaimed much of this, but the subtle signs of human use still remain. To see those signs, Master naturalist Jacob Holzberg-Pill will lead a walk on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rokeby Museum.

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Vt. newspapers from as far back as 1700s are now online

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLESEX — Secretary of State Jim Condos and State Archivist Tanya Marshall announced on May 29 that early Vermont newspapers have been added to Newspapers.com and can be researched online for free by residents.

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Vermont state historic sites transport you to the past

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Vermont is a history buff’s paradise. A couple great repositories of American history have now reopened for the summer. Three State Historic Sites — Chimney Point in Addison, Mount Independence in Orwell, and Hubbardton Battlefield — opened for the 2018 season on Saturday. Plan an outing this summer to explore Vermont’s interesting history and beauty spots. These sites also host a variety of engaging programs.

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Ilsley talk to explore the friendship between FDR and Churchill

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — University of Vermont History Professor Emeritus Mark A. Stoler will examine the important personal relationship between Britain’s Prime Minister and America’s President during their World War II alliance in a talk at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on June 6, at 7 p.m. His talk, “Churchill and Roosevelt: The Personal in the Partnership,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. The talk was rescheduled from May 2.

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Rokeby to look at a woman's 19th century life

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum will open for its 2018 season on Sunday, May 20. Marking the start of the 2018 special program series, Susan Ouellette, Professor of History and American Studies at St. Michael’s College will speak about her recently published book, “An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman” at 3 p.m.

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1935 murder victims buried; mystery persists

Posted on May 13, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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EAST MIDDLEBURY — It was a brisk day last fall when Walt Ducharme stood at the side of a freshly dug grave at the Prospect Cemetery in East Middlebury. The mortal remains of three people were at last given a final resting place after reposing in nondescript boxes in an office cabinet for 80 years.

But with eternal rest does not always come closure.

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Sheldon Museum, Career Center research history of trapping boats

Posted on October 6, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, in cooperation with the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center, has an innovative research partnership taking place throughout the fall 2014 semester. Working with a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program, students will conduct research on the traditions of local trapping boats.

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