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Sheldon Museum http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/355/all en Same-sex marriage rooted in Weybridge http://addisonindependent.com/201411same-sex-marriage-rooted-weybridge <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26940" style="width: 68px;"><a href="/201411same-sex-marriage-rooted-weybridge"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Sheldon.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Sheldon.jpg" title="Sheldon.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="68" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RACHEL HOPE CLEVES </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; 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.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26941">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411same-sex-marriage-rooted-weybridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Weybridge Featured same-sex marriage Sheldon Museum weybridge Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:08:41 +0000 Zach Despart 26941 at http://addisonindependent.com Sheldon Museum, Career Center research history of trapping boats http://addisonindependent.com/201410sheldon-museum-career-center-research-history-trapping-boats <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25985" style="width: 80px;"><a href="/201410sheldon-museum-career-center-research-history-trapping-boats"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Sheldon boat building program 1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Sheldon boat building program 1.jpg" title="Sheldon boat building program 1.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="80" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BOAT BUILDER DOUGLAS Brooks, shown working on one of his vessels, will lead a course titled “Trapping Boats of Lake Champlain: A Comparative Study and Survey of Cultural Artifacts in Addison County, Vermont, and Essex County, New York” for students at Middlebury’s Hannaford Career Center. Photo by Kim Sajik </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; 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.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25986">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410sheldon-museum-career-center-research-history-trapping-boats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured history Sheldon Museum vergennes Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:16:59 +0000 Trent Campbell 25986 at http://addisonindependent.com Sheldon Museum features artwork by college's Healy and his successful students http://addisonindependent.com/201409sheldon-museum-features-colleges-healy <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25768" style="width: 77px;"><a href="/201409sheldon-museum-features-colleges-healy"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/sheldon6555.thumbnail.jpg" alt="sheldon6555.jpg" title="sheldon6555.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="77" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;The Falls at Middlebury&quot; c.1945 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Jessica Jones Hoagland remembers the day more than 60 years ago when the late Arthur Healy &mdash; her neighbor, father to her best friend, and the first Artist in Residence at Middlebury College &mdash; walked into her family&rsquo;s South Street home with a painting under his arm.</span></p> <p> It was his watercolor titled &ldquo;Conference,&rdquo; a splendid depiction of a weather-beaten boat propped on a sandy shore.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25769">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409sheldon-museum-features-colleges-healy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Arthur Healy Sheldon Museum Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:08:18 +0000 Zach Despart 25769 at http://addisonindependent.com Sheldon exhibit shows the evolution of regional gardens http://addisonindependent.com/201405sheldon-exhibit-shows-evolution-regional-gardens <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23200" style="width: 65px;"><a href="/201405sheldon-exhibit-shows-evolution-regional-gardens"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/sheldon8789.thumbnail.jpg" alt="sheldon8789.jpg" title="sheldon8789.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="65" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HENRY SHELDON MUSEUM Associate Director Mary Manley, right, holds a magic lantern projector once used to show photo slides, which will be a major part of the Lost Gardens of New England exhibit that opened May 6. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A new, colorful exhibit has bloomed at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History. On May 6, &nbsp;the &ldquo;Lost Gardens of New England&rdquo; took root for a three-month run that will breathe new life into some of the region&rsquo;s most resplendent flowers of yesteryear.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23201">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405sheldon-exhibit-shows-evolution-regional-gardens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Addison County lantern projector Middlebury Sheldon Museum Thu, 08 May 2014 13:52:42 +0000 Zach Despart 23201 at http://addisonindependent.com 'Circles' featured at the Sheldon http://addisonindependent.com/201403circles-featured-sheldon <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22326" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201403circles-featured-sheldon"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Circling the Sheldon.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Circling the Sheldon.jpg" title="Circling the Sheldon.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THIS 19TH-CENTURY log cabin quilt’s “windmill blades” pattern plays to the theme of the Sheldon Museum’s current exhibit, “Circling the Sheldon.” The museum explores historic objects in terms of geometry in this circle-based exhibit, which runs through April 19. Photo from the Henry Sheldon Museum collection </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22327">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403circles-featured-sheldon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Circles Featured Sheldon Museum Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:24:30 +0000 Addison Independent 22327 at http://addisonindependent.com Animals on the prowl at Sheldon 'Fashion and Fantasy' exhibit http://addisonindependent.com/201308animals-prowl-sheldom-museum-fashion-and-fantasy-exhibit <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-18660" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201308animals-prowl-sheldom-museum-fashion-and-fantasy-exhibit"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Sheldon fashion.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Sheldon fashion.jpg" title="Sheldon fashion.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BOOTS MADE FROM tree bark and papier-mâché, center, and other art by South Burlington artist Wendy Copp are part of a new Henry Sheldon Museum exhibit that combines her fanciful creations with vintage clothing from the museum’s collection. Independent photos/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Those who visit Middlebury&rsquo;s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History often feel like they&rsquo;ve stepped into a bygone era, surrounded by antique farm implements, kitchen utensils, furniture and toys. It&rsquo;s a veritable time capsule of 19th-century New England Americana.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18661">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308animals-prowl-sheldom-museum-fashion-and-fantasy-exhibit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured Middlebury Sheldon Museum Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:10:27 +0000 John McCright 18661 at http://addisonindependent.com 'Fashion and Fantasy' on display at Sheldon Museum http://addisonindependent.com/201308fashion-and-fantasy-display-sheldon-museum <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-18524" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201308fashion-and-fantasy-display-sheldon-museum"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/It Had to be You, Wendy Copp, turkey &amp; guineafowl feathers, hydrangea and sumac.thumbnail.jpg" alt="It Had to be You, Wendy Copp, turkey &amp; guineafowl feathers, hydrangea and sumac.jpg" title="It Had to be You, Wendy Copp, turkey &amp; guineafowl feathers, hydrangea and sumac.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IN “FASHION &amp; Fantasy,” a new exhibit at the Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, vintage clothing is paired with couture designs by Vermont artist Wendy Copp. Pictured is “It Had to Be You,” made with turkey and guinea fowl feathers, hydrangea and sumac. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; In celebration of its 130th Anniversary the Sheldon Museum of Middlebury, Vermont presents the exhibit &ldquo;Fashion &amp; Fantasy,&rdquo; introducing selections from the museum&rsquo;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.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18525">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308fashion-and-fantasy-display-sheldon-museum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Sheldon Museum Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:05:19 +0000 John McCright 18525 at http://addisonindependent.com Sheldon Museum presents walking tours of Middlebury http://addisonindependent.com/201307sheldon-museum-presents-walking-tours-middlebury <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Sheldon Museum presents Middlebury&rsquo;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&rsquo;s colorful history from the 18th into the 20th centuries &mdash; booms and busts, strong personalities and rivalries, ambitious patrons and master builders, educators, lawyers, politicians and industrialists.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17903">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201307sheldon-museum-presents-walking-tours-middlebury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Sheldon Museum Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:04:58 +0000 Devon Vila 17903 at http://addisonindependent.com Sheldon Museum presents ‘Twilight History Cruises’ on Champlain http://addisonindependent.com/201307sheldon-museum-presents-%E2%80%98twilight-history-cruises%E2%80%99-champlain <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-17897" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201307sheldon-museum-presents-%E2%80%98twilight-history-cruises%E2%80%99-champlain"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Twilight History Cruises Larrabee&#039;s Point.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Twilight History Cruises Larrabee&#039;s Point.jpg" title="Twilight History Cruises Larrabee&#039;s Point.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LARRABEE’S POINT IN Shoreham is featured in this late 19th-century postcard from the collection of the Shoreham Historical Society. The Henry Sheldon Museum will offer Twilight History Cruises around southern Lake Champlain — leaving from Larrabee’s Point —on the evenings of July 23 and 25. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; 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 &ldquo;Busy Times in the South Lake.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17898">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201307sheldon-museum-presents-%E2%80%98twilight-history-cruises%E2%80%99-champlain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Lake Champlain Sheldon Museum Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:56:05 +0000 Devon Vila 17898 at http://addisonindependent.com Learn about Vermont history at the Henry Sheldon Museum http://addisonindependent.com/201307learn-about-vermont-history-henry-sheldon-museum <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-17871" style="width: 157px;"><a href="/201307learn-about-vermont-history-henry-sheldon-museum"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Screen shot 2013-07-10 at 11.02.54 AM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen shot 2013-07-10 at 11.02.54 AM.png" title="Screen shot 2013-07-10 at 11.02.54 AM.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="157" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A painting of Henry Sheldon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Devon J. Vila </div> </div> </div> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-OKvNSfM3As?list=UUXtDTURrGsSO4b0_46YocVQ" width="560"></iframe></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17872">full story</a></h4> Middlebury Multimedia Sheldon Museum Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:00:59 +0000 Devon Vila 17872 at http://addisonindependent.com Sheldon Museum educates the public on dairy history http://addisonindependent.com/201306sheldon-museum-educates-public-dairy-history <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; June is Dairy Month, and to celebrate, the Sheldon Museum will present a series of entertaining programs the weekend of June 14. The festivities are taking place in conjunction with the Sheldon&rsquo;s current exhibit, &ldquo;From Dairy to Doorstep: Milk Delivery in New England.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17314">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201306sheldon-museum-educates-public-dairy-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Sheldon Museum Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:38:53 +0000 Devon Vila 17314 at http://addisonindependent.com Sheldon Museum unveils treasures from its attic http://addisonindependent.com/201303sheldon-museum-unveils-treasures-its-attic <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15965" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201303sheldon-museum-unveils-treasures-its-attic"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/sheldon5461.thumbnail.jpg" alt="sheldon5461.jpg" title="sheldon5461.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A trip to the household attic can often yield a few cherished family treasures with some interesting stories attached to them.</p> <p> So it should come as no surprise that a trip to the attic of Middlebury&rsquo;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.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15966">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201303sheldon-museum-unveils-treasures-its-attic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured Middlebury Sheldon Museum Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:56:14 +0000 xian 15966 at http://addisonindependent.com ALL ABOARD! Youngsters keep Sheldon trains rolling http://addisonindependent.com/201301all-aboard-youngsters-keep-sheldon-trains-rolling <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14896" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201301all-aboard-youngsters-keep-sheldon-trains-rolling"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/trains7643.thumbnail.jpg" alt="trains7643.jpg" title="trains7643.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ALEX SHASHOK, 9, of East Middlebury watches the Sheldon Museum holiday train display Tuesday afternoon. Shashok has been visiting the display since before he was able to see the trains without a boost and now he volunteers as a train operator a few hours a week. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; If post-holiday season blues have already set in, the Sheldon Museum has a cure &mdash; at least until Sunday. The museum&rsquo;s annual train exhibit will be taken down after this weekend, and volunteer Alex Shashok, 9, has a word of advice for anyone still on the fence about making a trip to 1 Park St. in downtown Middlebury in the next few days.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not going to be a boring waste of time,&rdquo; Shashok said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s going to be like the polar opposite of that.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14898">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301all-aboard-youngsters-keep-sheldon-trains-rolling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured Middlebury Sheldon Museum Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:44:52 +0000 Addison Independent 14898 at http://addisonindependent.com Sheldon Museum taps Brooks as its leader http://addisonindependent.com/201206sheldon-museum-taps-brooks-its-leader <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Earlier this month, Middlebury&rsquo;s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History picked a local man with experience in the field as its new executive director.</p> <p> William F. Brooks Jr. of New Haven took over on June 5 after eight years as the development director of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation in Plymouth Notch.</p> <p> Sheldon board of trustees chairwoman Marnie Wood said Brooks is an ideal fit.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12266">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201206sheldon-museum-taps-brooks-its-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts Featured Sheldon Museum Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:51:21 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12266 at http://addisonindependent.com Toy trains transport man on nostalgic trip http://addisonindependent.com/201112toy-trains-transport-man-nostalgic-trip <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10303" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201112toy-trains-transport-man-nostalgic-trip"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/trainspaulbortz4111.thumbnail.jpg" alt="trainspaulbortz4111.jpg" title="trainspaulbortz4111.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RIPTON RESIDENT PAUL Bortz started collecting toy trains four years ago to recapture his childhood. Some of the trains in his collection are now on display at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Some people can recapture their childhood through old photographs, friends, foods and fond memories.</p> <p> But Paul Bortz uses a different vehicle to transport himself down memory lane &mdash; a train. Actually, more than 500 electric and toy trains that he enthusiastically collects and shares with his family and the public.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10297">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201112toy-trains-transport-man-nostalgic-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury christmas Sheldon Museum toy trains Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:00:07 +0000 John Flowers 10297 at http://addisonindependent.com