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Amassed & Up-ended: Decoding the legacy of stuff

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — What happens when four generations of one family live out their lives in the same house? Many things transpire, of course, including the accumulation of a lot of stuff.

In the case of Rokeby Museum, from 1793 to 1961 four generations of the Robinson family lived in the historic home that is now one of the center pieces of this National Historic Landmark designated for its well-documented Underground Railroad history.

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Ferrisburgh news for Jul. 4

Posted on July 3, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



Public Reading of “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Friday, July 5, 3 p.m., Rokeby. 

Ferrisburgh Grange King Pede card party. Saturday, July 6, 6 :30 p.m., town hall.

Exhibit opening: The Legacy of Stuff. Sunday, July 14, 2-4 p.m., Rokeby.

Curating Rokeby’s: Sunday, July 14, 2 p.m., Rokeby. 

How to Weed Your Attic Presentation. Sunday, July 14, 3 p.m., Rokeby.

Hike up Mt Philo with Judy Chaves. Sunday, July 14, 10 a.m.

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Rowathon raises teen suicide awareness

Posted on July 3, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Community from around Vermont and New England gathered at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum on Saturday, June 29, to raise money and awareness for teen suicide prevention. This first “Hope for TomorROW” rowathon was a collaboration between Project HOePpnEr and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in honor of Paul Hoeppner, a Hinesburg resident and Champlain Valley Union High School rower who took his life last fall. 

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New Rokeby exhibits highlight old 'stuff' and art

Posted on June 27, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum announces new exhibits and programs for 2019. Three new gallery exhibits are planned, as well as a series of workshops, lecture programs, and special events, in addition to guided tours and the museum’s multi-media exhibit “Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont.” The museum is now open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 27.

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Vermont State Police Log: Man cited for DUI, assault in Ferrisburgh

Posted on June 27, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — At around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, troopers from the New Haven barracks of the Vermont State Police received a report to be on the lookout for a possibly intoxicated driver on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. Troopers located the vehicle and stopped it on Ferrisburgh’s Old Hollow Road.

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Locals lead search for Lake Seneca shipwrecks

Posted on June 20, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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FERRISBURGH — Addison County researchers are leading a two-week effort to map the bottom of Seneca Lake in New York State, a project that could uncover dozens of shipwrecks and re-write the history of the lake as a 19th-century commercial waterway.

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Celebrate Abenaki heritage at Maritime Museum

Posted on June 19, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — In what has become an annual tradition, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will host Abenaki Heritage Weekend from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23. The festival is held in collaboration with Abenaki Heritage Weekend/VCNAA. The event, presented in partnership with the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, gives visitors an Abenaki perspective on life in the Champlain Valley and farther abroad in the traditional homelands. All activities are included with museum admission.

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Vorstevelds challenge Ferrisburgh road right-of-way

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Court documents filed at the end of May by Vorsteveld Farm LLP in Addison County Superior Court’s Civil Division assert the trees the town of Ferrisburgh contends that the farm removed illegally in 2017 and 2018 were not in the town’s road right of way and were thus not subject to town oversight.

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Take Ferrisburgh walk to see timber harvest result

Posted on June 10, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — The organization Vermont Coverts, along with state wildlife officials, will host a walk through the woods in Ferrisburgh on June 22 to give members of the public a view of the results of a timber harvest with wildlife in mind. The walk will take place at the Lower Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA), on Sand Road, in Ferrisburgh.

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