New Haven library talk to focus on historic Vermont inventions

NEW HAVEN — Paul Wood of Walden will give an illustrated lecture, titled “Inventive Vermonters,” at the New Haven Community Library on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. He will talk about Vermont innovations of days gone by, such as an improved butter churn that was patented in Brattleboro and a gravity separator for separating cream from milk that was designed in Waterbury.
Wood, a retired engineer with a lifelong interest in the history of technology and industry — especially the tools and techniques of farming, crafts and stone quarrying and manufacture — has been collecting, studying and lecturing on 19th-century farming artifacts for many years. His collection of artifacts is housed in an old hay barn and cow barn, and several of these inventions will be on display.
The talk is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and hosted by the New Haven Library. These talks are part of an ongoing series offered by the library and sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and the Friends of the New Haven Community Library.

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