Town to honor Black leaders from the 1800s

Not enough people know that famed abolitionist, orator, journalist and founder of the U.S. Civil Rights movement Frederick Douglass brought his anti-slavery message to Middlebury during the summer of 1843.

Retired history professor helps find ‘Sasqua’

Before settling into a long and successful career as a professor of American and Atlantic-World history, Bill Hart started off in his early 20s as an actor. 

From introspection to healing: The Twilight Project and the riches of local archives

In Celebration of Black History Month, from the Sheldon Museum Archives: This is a three-part series addressing the presence of Black Americans in early Addison County. Two weeks ago, we introduced the topic and shared relevant documents available at the … (read more)

Tree fungus as historical document? Learn more at a Sheldon talk

MIDDLEBURY — Can a simple tree fungus be a historical document? On Oct. 16, at 1 p.m., as part of the Sheldon’s monthly exhibit “Hidden Treasure Series,” Archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart and Middlebury College Professor Bill Hart will discuss a unique renderin … (read more)