2:00 pm14:00

Annual Meeting with special guest Devin Colman

Join us for the annual meeting and a special presentation by Devin Colman our State Architectural  Historian as he delves into the Historical Architecture of Williston.  This meeting also takes place at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library in Williston. Admission is Free

6:00 pm18:00

Pot Luck Salad Supper at Stovepipe Corners Schools House

Join your friends and neighbors and support our Williston youth on May 13 th , 6:00 PM for a potluck salad supper in the old Stovepipe Corners Schoolhouse located on the town green.Students from Williston Central School will present their 3D project about the Giles ChittendenHouse (the home that stands at Catamount Family Center). This project was entered into competition at Vermont Tech in Randolph for the 3D Vermont School Olympiad of Architectural History. Our students won 2 nd place in the Middle School division.

Bring a salad or dessert to share and your own table setting. The Williston Historical Society will provide beverages. If the evening is nice, throw in a lawn chair and enjoy eating outdoors. The presentation will begin after everyone has had time to enjoy their meal at 7:00 PM.

2:00 pm14:00

National Park That Got Away

The National Park That Got Away

Meeting at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, VT, Free Admission

With the nation having just celebrated the centennial of the National Park Service, environmental historian Bruce S. Post will use his multimedia presentation Three Poems and a Parkway to show how Vermont almost became home to a major national park in the 1930s.  Not once but twice, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed establishing the Green Mountain National Park, which would have been a hop, skip and a jump from Williston.  Using maps, photos, poems and videos, Post tells a compelling story about “the national park that got away.”