Henry Who? Exploring Sheldon’s life in pictures

Really? Henry L. Sheldon collected cartoons over 120 years ago? Yes! Last winter, in the midst of the pandemic, the Sheldon Museum was contacted by a known New Yorker cartoonist, Ed Koren. He explained that he was in possession of two bound volumes of Sunday supplements from the New York World, one of the first newspapers in the U.S. that published comic strips. The two huge bound volumes (19 inches x 22 inches), which bear Henry L. Sheldon’s name, contained the “Sunday funnies” — as cartoons were then know … (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)

Tree fungus as historical document?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MIDDLEBURY — Can a simple tree fungus be a historical document?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)