Colchester Log Schoolhouse

“The Colchester Historical Society is celebrating this month. August marks 15 years since the old Log Schoolhouse in Colchester opened to the public as a museum and visitor center. The sights and sounds of history are alive and well in Colchester’s Airport Park. That’s where the Log Schoolhouse has been resting for the past 15Continue reading “Colchester Log Schoolhouse”

South Stone School House: National Register!

“The South Stone School House is a historic school building at Main Street and Quarry Road in Isle La Motte, Vermont. Built in 1843, it served the town as a district school until 1932, and has served as home to its historical society since then. It was probably built by James Ritchie, a noted localContinue reading “South Stone School House: National Register!”

District School No. 4 (“Corners” Schoolhouse)

“Corner’s Schoolhouse #4 This Schoolhouse was built in 1814 and is also known as the “Block Schoolhouse” for its construction of foot-thick squared-off logs, which can be seen through a stove air vent on the south wall. The timbers were laid up like a log cabin with lime-and-sand mortar. The 1 1/2 inch thick sawnContinue reading “District School No. 4 (“Corners” Schoolhouse)”

Hyde Log Cabin: In Same Family for ~150 YEARS!!

State Historic Marker Inscription: “This pioneer log cabin was one of the first buildings constructed in this area. Built from cedar logs by Jedediah Hyde, Jr., an engineer and veteran of the Revolutionary War, it was the home of the Hyde family for over 150 years. The cabin has one large room, heated by aContinue reading “Hyde Log Cabin: In Same Family for ~150 YEARS!!”

Hyde Log Cabin Storyboard

From the storyboard: “Jedediah Hyde, Jr. (1761-1824) surveyed the Grand Isle area with his father after the American Revolution. In 1783 he built his cabin near here. Settling in Grand Isle permanently about 1787, he and his wife Betsey raised their ten children in this cabin. It was subsequently owned and occupied by members ofContinue reading “Hyde Log Cabin Storyboard”

Salisbury Veterans’ Park

The Salisbury Veterans’ Park is a war memorial, which commemorates those who served in American wars and conflicts. The wars span from the Revolutionary War to the “Lebanon/Grenada/Panama Conflicts”. The Park opened in 2007 and is a product of the Salisbury Historical Society.

LAST WEEK OF FREE ADMISSION AT ST. ALBANS MUSEUM!!

THIS WEEK IS THE LAST WEEK TO ENJOY FREE ADMISSION TO THE ST. ALBANS MUSEUM!! The St. Albans Museum is open Wednesday and Friday 11-4 and Saturday 10-2. Handy Cars has provided the wildly generous FREE ADMISSION in 2022. (Huge thanks to Handy Cars for that!) The money you’ve saved you could spend on theContinue reading “LAST WEEK OF FREE ADMISSION AT ST. ALBANS MUSEUM!!”

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church

“St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church is a historic church building located on Vermont Route 118 in Montgomery, Vermont in the United States. Its congregation was formed in 1821 as Union Episcopal Church. Church construction began in 1833 and was completed in 1835, when it was consecrated by the Rt. Rev. John Henry Hopkins, first bishop ofContinue reading “St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church”

Brick School Museum Closes for Season on September 24, 2022!!

4127 Ethan Allen Highway (that’s Route 7) is the address and it’s located across the street from the Georgia Fire and Rescue building. This place is definitely worth your time to visit. Any of the volunteers is likely happy to share stories with you. Just ask! “The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) was started in 1975.Continue reading “Brick School Museum Closes for Season on September 24, 2022!!”

Harold L. Smith Sharing Sheldon Vermont History!

Harold Smith is a volunteer at the Sheldon Historical Society Museum. Plus, he’s a wonderful local historian! Ready with a smile and a great story to boot! So, pull up a chair and take a listen. I’m sure you’ll be as captivated as I! He spent time with me to talk about some fascinating bitsContinue reading “Harold L. Smith Sharing Sheldon Vermont History!”

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