I am writing to ask Historical Societies, with or without museums, to partner with me. I would LOVE to film your museum, talk with you about some fascinating piece of history in your area, attend a presentation and film all of these endeavors. No worries, if the thought of being on camera makes you turnContinue reading “Historical Societies: LET’S WORK TOGETHER!!”
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South Cemetery in North Hero: VERY WELL CARED FOR!
According to the North Hero Cemetery Commission, no new burial plots are available in this cemetery. The Vermont Old Cemetery Association states this cemetery “was first used in 1790 and contains 300+ graves .” This is one of the best, if not the best, maintained cemetery I’ve yet walked. Kudos to the North Hero CemeteryContinue reading “South Cemetery in North Hero: VERY WELL CARED FOR!”
Gordon-Center Dilapidated Barns
The Gordon-Center House’s barns are very likely part of the National Register of Historic Places buildings. Those three barns behind the house were built some time before 1930, about 100 years after the house. The State of Vermont owns the house, the barns, the Al Weed Fish Hatchery and the 10 acres of land onContinue reading “Gordon-Center Dilapidated Barns”
Gordon-Center House: National Register!
From Architectural Firm, Arnold and Scangas: “Working for The Fish and Wildlife Department for the State of Vermont, we renovated the Gordon-Center House during a two-phase project. This 1824 building with a history associated with lake ferry operations was extensively damaged during an ice storm. A new roof was constructed and the stone masonry wasContinue reading “Gordon-Center House: National Register!”
ABANDONED Sand Bar Inn
From Seven Days VT: ‘”Conventional wisdom holds that the first three rules for choosing commercial real estate are location, location and location. If that’s the case, what’s the deal with the old Sand Bar Inn, a long-vacant motel on the west side of the Sandbar Causeway in South Hero? If ever a spot were primeContinue reading “ABANDONED Sand Bar Inn”
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”
Stone Bath House at Sand Bar State Park
From SAH: “The stone bathhouse at Sand Bar State Park is perhaps the single most substantial summer park building that the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) erected in Vermont. It also represents the contribution of the CCC in the development of twenty-two parks within the Vermont State Park system. The bathhouse, which measures approximately 35 ×Continue reading “Stone Bath House at Sand Bar State Park”
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!”
Grand Isle County Courthouse: National Register!
From the State Historic Marker: “Built in 1824, the Grand Isle County Courthouse was the second county courthouse erected in Vermont. Its location in North Hero reflected the prosperity and stability of the shire town, and the monumental stone edifice embodied the ideals of a governed society as envisioned by Vermont legislators in the earlyContinue reading “Grand Isle County Courthouse: National Register!”
Ebenezer Allen: Ethan Allen’s Cousin!
“Here Ethan Allen’s cousin, Ebenezer, made the first settlement on South Hero. From his tavern, Ethan, one of the “heroes” for whom the islands were named, started homeward across the ice to Burlington, Feb. 11, 1789. Stricken en route, the Green Mountain Boy died the next day.Site: 3.5 miles south”-https://youtu.be/1sW7wGRnBlk From History.com: “On February 12,Continue reading “Ebenezer Allen: Ethan Allen’s Cousin!”