New photo of Joseph Battell on view at Sheldon
MIDDLEBURY — On Saturday, July 13, at noon, Sheldon archivist, Eva Garcelon-Hart, will discuss a recently-discovered unique photographic portrait of Joseph Battell as part of the Henry Sheldon Museum’s Hidden Treasure Series. Battell (1839-1915) was a local philanthropist, Morgan horse breeder and person behind many landmarks of Middlebury architecture. The crystoleum photograph, sometimes called an American ivorytype, was recently conserved and is now on view for the first time, just for the month of July. Free with museum admission.
The talk is presented in conjunction with Battell Weekend (July 13 and 14) recognizing Joseph Battell’s legacy. The Sheldon is located at 1 Park Street in downtown Middlebury across from the Ilsley Library. Museum hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Research Center hours: Thurs. and Fri. 1-5 p.m. Admission to the museum is $5 adults; $3 youth (6-18); $4.50 seniors; $12 family; $5 research center. For more info visit henrysheldonmuseum.org or call (802) 388-2117.