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Vermont Historical Society's Travelling Treasures

Vermont Historical Society's Travelling Treasures program with Chittenden County Historical Society

What is Lord Bryon's sword doing in Vermont and why did we formerly celebrate "Dewey Day"? Join VHS Executive Director Steve Perkins for a special presentation featuring some of the amazing and intriguing objects in the Society’s collections. See treasures that may never have been on display, hear the stories behind them, and learn how they helped shape Vermont’s story. Light refreshments will be served.


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10:30 AM10:30

Interesting Stories of Hubble's Falls area of Essex Jct. and Williston

Tim Jerman of Essex Jct.  shares with us interesting stories of the Hubbel's Falls area between Essex Jct. and Williston.  Join us in the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library's community room at 10:30 AM for this interesting presentation about our common history with Essex Jct.

 Photo Links:  Hubble's Falls  Covered Bridge Town LIne

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7:00 PM19:00

The Men Who Move Mountains: Construction of the Interstate Through Williston

Kyle Obenaur, Historic Preservation Specialist with the Vermont Agency of Transportation and Brennan Gauthier, VTrans Archaeologist present the story of I-89 through Williston. With the use of pictures and narrative they will take us back to the before, during and after of this great change to the rural landscape.

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10:30 AM10:30

Tools and other archaeological digs in Williston

The Williston Historical Society recently acquired some stone tools gifted to WHS by the Lynwood Osborne estate. Lynwood’s father discovered the tools years ago on the Talcott farm, near where the Williston golf course is now located. The Vermont State Archaeologist, Jess Robinson, has researched them and will speak about the tools and other archaeological digs in Williston at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library on January 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM sponsored by the Williston Historical Society.
Jess is originally from Burlington and now lives in Richmond with his wife and son. He has worked in Vermont as an archeologist in both regulatory and academic settings for over 15 years. Retired StateArchaeologist Giovanna Peebles says of Jess, “He is passionate about studying the past and sharingstories with all interested Vermonters…”

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