New book offers glimpse into East Monkton history

A new 55-page book called “East Monkton, Vermont: A History of Its Land and People” has just been published by the Monkton Museum and Historical Society.

Sheldon explores new leadership structure after Skenyon’s departure

When the executive director departed after less than a year, the Henry Sheldon Museum developed some new ways to accomplish its mission.

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.

Guided walks show off Lincoln’s history

LINCOLN — Back in the day — this would have been the early 1900s — there was a kid in Lincoln named Roger Sargent who had his own special cup hanging on a nail in the Lincoln Creamery down the road, so that whenever he came to visit he could have a drink … (read more)

Mount Independence to offer hike into history

ORWELL — Hike into history at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, on Sunday, Oct. 11, the last day of the season, from 1-4 p.m. Stephen Zeoli, president of the Mount Independence Coalition, will be your guide. It is included in regular s … (read more)

Profiles in Community: Passion for history leads Houpt-Varner to Rokeby

FERRISBURGH — The new director of Ferrisburgh historic site Rokeby Museum earned degrees in History and Government & Political Affairs at Millersville University in Pennsylvania, and then a PhD at Durham University in the U.K. Maybe just as importantly Li … (read more)

Celebrate Vermont history through song

VERGENNES — Round out your summer with an entertaining and enlightening program of Vermont songs on Aug. 30, from 3:30-4:30 p.m., on the Vergennes green. From the 1798 “The Green Mountain Farmer” to the 1923 campaign song “Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge,” si … (read more)

Learn about Vermont bicycle history

MIDDLEBURY — UVM professor Luis Vivanco will share the story of the bicycle’s introduction to Vermont in a talk at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury next Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. His talk, “When the Bicycle Came to Vermont,” is part of the Vermont H … (read more)

50 years ago this week: Jan. 16

Fifty years ago this week, newspaper readers in Addison County could buy a copy of the Addison Independent for 15 cents. Here are some of the top stories that appeared in the Jan. 15, 1970, edition of the Independent:  • The Mount Abraham Union High Schoo … (read more)

G. Stone and Fosters steeped in local history

MIDDLEBURY —  The imminent purchase of Foster Motors by Todd Stone, owner of G. Stone Motors, signals a start of a new era for two dealerships that have a lot of history. Gardner Stone, the patriarch of the business, is a self-proclaimed “motorhead” and s … (read more)

Governor Scott recognizes Vt.’s hunting history

BARRE – Flanked by store owners, hunting and angling groups and supporters of outdoor recreation, Governor Phil Scott today recognized the important contribution hunting, fishing and related activities have in strengthening and diversifying Vermont’s econ … (read more)