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Monkton news for Jan. 19

MONKTON — Rokeby Educator Tucker Foltz will present a fascinating program about artifacts from the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh. Four generations of the Robinson family resided in the same home on the Rokeby farm. Everyday objects which were used by the family will be shared with attendees along with historic photos. Can you imagine what artifacts we will leave behind for future? Come to the Russell Library on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. for a program suited for adults and families.

Hear from Foltz about the lives of these historic Vermonters and have the chance to touch the very objects they loved and used. How did these individuals spend their days? What changes did they experience in their lifetimes, and what difficult decisions did they face? In many ways, the lives of the Robinsons were ordinary, as they struggled to make a living as farmers in the harsh North. At other times, their lives were extraordinary, such as supporting freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad and agitating Vermonters to fight for the ending of slavery. We’ll gather together to learn about Vermonters past — how were their experiences different/similar to our own? We’ll also explore what history museums do and why they are important.

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