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Sheldon Museum unveils treasures from its attic

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Posted on March 18, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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BILL BROOKS, EXECUTIVE director of the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, discusses a photograph taken by James Cady in the 1870s. A Cady painting is part of the museum’s current exhibit, “Treasures from the Sheldon Museum,” which features items from storage that are not usually on display. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

MIDDLEBURY — A trip to the household attic can often yield a few cherished family treasures with some interesting stories attached to them.

So it should come as no surprise that a trip to the attic of Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History can yield a veritable gold mine of artifacts that speak volumes about the people, places and history of Addison County.

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