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Same-sex marriage rooted in Weybridge

Posted on November 17, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont had the distinction in 2000 of becoming the first state in the union to approve a civil unions law, through which same-sex couples were extended many of the same rights as heterosexual married couples. Nine years later, Vermont became the first state to approve a same-sex marriage law without being required to do so by a court decision.

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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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Sheldon Museum features artwork by college's Healy and his successful students

Posted on September 25, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Jessica Jones Hoagland remembers the day more than 60 years ago when the late Arthur Healy — her neighbor, father to her best friend, and the first Artist in Residence at Middlebury College — walked into her family’s South Street home with a painting under his arm.

It was his watercolor titled “Conference,” a splendid depiction of a weather-beaten boat propped on a sandy shore.

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Sheldon exhibit shows the evolution of regional gardens

Posted on May 8, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A new, colorful exhibit has bloomed at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History. On May 6,  the “Lost Gardens of New England” took root for a three-month run that will breathe new life into some of the region’s most resplendent flowers of yesteryear.

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'Circles' featured at the Sheldon

Posted on March 24, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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Animals on the prowl at Sheldon 'Fashion and Fantasy' exhibit

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Those who visit Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History often feel like they’ve stepped into a bygone era, surrounded by antique farm implements, kitchen utensils, furniture and toys. It’s a veritable time capsule of 19th-century New England Americana.

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'Fashion and Fantasy' on display at Sheldon Museum

Posted on August 22, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — In celebration of its 130th Anniversary the Sheldon Museum of Middlebury, Vermont presents the exhibit “Fashion & Fantasy,” introducing selections from the museum’s vintage clothing collection paired with the unique, stunning, and imaginative couture creations from nature by Vermont artist Wendy Copp. The exhibit opened on Aug. 20 and runs through Nov. 3.

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Sheldon Museum presents walking tours of Middlebury

Posted on July 11, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Sheldon Museum presents Middlebury’s Historic Core, a walking tour of Middlebury led by Glenn Andres Sunday, July 14 and 21, at 2 p.m. The core of Middlebury Village preserves landmarks of state and national stature. It also speaks of much of the town’s colorful history from the 18th into the 20th centuries — booms and busts, strong personalities and rivalries, ambitious patrons and master builders, educators, lawyers, politicians and industrialists.

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Sheldon Museum presents ‘Twilight History Cruises’ on Champlain

Posted on July 11, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Henry Sheldon Museum presents two Lake Champlain Twilight History Cruises aboard the Carillon on Tuesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 25, on the historic waters of Lake Champlain. The guest speaker will be Jim Bullard, owner of the Fort Ticonderoga Ferry for 22 years and the ninth person to own and operate it since 1789. Bullard will be joined by Susan MacIntire, Shoreham town historian, who will add historical perspective on the area. Together they will present a fascinating talk, titled “Busy Times in the South Lake.”

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