Honoring Black History: Mingo Niles of Ferrisburgh

Mingo Niles was likely the longest serving employee of the Robinson family. He worked for them intermittently for about 30 years, his name appearing here and there in farm ledgers.

Honoring Black History: Jesse’s freedom-seeking journey

The Underground Railroad provided an avenue for enslaved persons to find freedom, but in recent years historians have learned that freedom seekers found many ways to fight for autonomy.

Honoring Black History: Seeking freedom: Simon’s journey to Rokeby

This is the second in a four-part series Rokeby Museum is contributing to honor Black History Month.

Honoring Black History: An intro to Rokeby’s Underground Railroad

A white savior narrative developed that centered the benevolence of white Abolitionists, particularly Quakers, while minimizing the Black freedom seeker to a recipient of white charitability and an associate in their own story.

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)

Prince King: The first Black landowner in Middlebury

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. Last week, we introduced the topic and shared relevant documents available at the Shel … (read more)

Unseen neighbors: Black residents in Addison County

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. Today we introduce the topic and share relevant documents available at the Sheldon’s … (read more)

Rokeby opens especially for Black History Month with exhibits, events

FERRISBURGH — In recognition of Black History Month, Rokeby Museum will be open Sundays in February, from noon to 5 p.m., for exhibits and special programs for children, teens and adults.  Admission to the museum is $10/adult; $8/children age 5 and up. Th … (read more)

The Addison Independent will be closed on Monday, July 4th. The newspaper will be published on Thursday, as usual.