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)

Sheldon Museum founder is turning 200

MIDDLEBURY — Henry Sheldon purchased a Roman coin for one dollar in 1875.He was an inveterate collector, and the ancient coin was just one of many, many, many unique and special objects that the Addison County icon gathered together in his house in Middle … (read more)

Where in the world is Henry Sheldon?

The Sheldon Museum invites you to take a sweet mystery tour on Saturday, March 20, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and find museum founder Henry Sheldon at five Addison County sugarhouses. At each sugarhouse, look for a full-size image of Henry and take a picture wi … (read more)