Summer Presentation: "The First Vermonters -- Indigenous People" Part II
Presentation by Bobby Farlice-Rubio of Fairbanks Museum

The Greensboro Historical Society's 2019 Summer Presentation

The Abenaki people have lived in Vermont for thousands of years, and they are still here today. By focusing on the individual lives of seven famous Abenakis from different centuries, we’ll explore how their culture has survived the centuries and evolved to meet the challenges of a changing world. We’ll also discover how the Abenaki Nation has shaped the present and future of all of Vermont’s people.

When: August 5th (Monday) at 7:00pm
Where: Fellowship Hall of the Greensboro United Church of Christ

 

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Winter Presentation: "Treasure from the VHS Attic"
Presentation by Steve Perkins of Vermont Historical Society

The Greensboro Historical Society's 2019 Winter Presentation

Steve Perkins, Director of the Vermont Historical Society, brought a cache of unique and priceless artifacts from the VHS collection to the annual winter meeting of the Greensboro Historical Society in Fellowship Hall on Sunday afternoon March 10.

Among them were an Ottoman era sword owned by Lord Byron, epaulettes once worn by Vermonter Admiral Dewey (the most decorated Naval admiral in history), and the actual document accepting Vermont into the Union of United States as the 14th state, signed by Thomas Jefferson and preserved between sheets of gossamer silk. Mr. Perkins told colorful tales of the history of each piece -- its source, acquisition, and how it was part of the history of Vermont, the U.S. and the world.

After the talk, many in the audience of 30 people examined the objects he had told about so colorfully: a sturdy, woven Swiss/Abenaki style brown ash basket made somewhere in the Mt. Mansfield area by a male in the Washburn family, an 1886 medal commemorating the first international hockey tournament in Burlington, the only extant complete set of Stamp Act metal stamps (used with sealing wax) in the U.S., and a billy club owned by a watchman at the Vermont Marble Company in Proctor who had decorated it with wood-burned cartoons of the 1936 strike there.

Perkins invited everyone to visit the museum of the Vermont Historical Society on State Street in Montpelier next to the Capital which is filled with similar objects, and to explore the VHS headquarters on Washington Street in Barre which includes exhibit halls and the Leahy Library, much used by researchers.

When: March 10th (Monday) at 2:00pm
Where: Fellowship Hall of the Greensboro United Church of Christ

 

Ottoman-era sword owned by Lord Byron
Document accepting Vermont into the Union of United States as the 14th state
Washburn family-made Swiss/Abenaki style brown ash basket

 

Complete set of U.S. Stamp Act metal stamps
(used with sealing wax)
Billy club commemorating 1936 strike at Vermont Marble Company in Proctor

  

Document accepting Vermont into the
Union of United States as the 14th state (close-up)
photo by: Naomi Ranz-Schleifer
Close-up of epaulattes worn by
Vermonter Admiral Dewey
photo by: Naomi Ranz-Schleifer

 

1886 medal commemorating the first international hockey tournament in Burlington (close-up)
photo by: Naomi Ranz-Schleifer
Stamp Act metal stamps (close-up)
photo by: Naomi Ranz-Schleifer

 

"PLACE" Presentation by Lauren Sopher, UVM Graduate Student 

The Greensboro Historical Society's 2018 Fall Presentation

The GHS (along with the Greensboro Planning Commission) helped support Lauren Sopher with her culminating project from the Field Naturalist and Ecological Planning graduate program at the University of Vermont. This "PLACE" project focused on the "Place-based Landscape Analysis & Community Engagement" of Greensboro Bend.

When: November 1st (Thursday) at 7pm
Where: St. Michael's Church Hall in Greensboro Bend

 

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Summer Presentation: "The First Vermonters -- Indigenous People"
Presentation by Bobby Farlice-Rubio of Fairbanks Museum

The Greensboro Historical Society's 2018 Summer Presentation

The Abenaki people have lived in Vermont for thousands of years, and they are still here today. By focusing on the individual lives of seven famous Abenakis from different centuries, we’ll explore how their culture has survived the centuries and evolved to meet the challenges of a changing world. We’ll also discover how the Abenaki Nation has shaped the present and future of all of Vermont’s people.

When: August 6th (Monday) at 7:30pm
Where: Fellowship Hall of the Greensboro United Church of Christ

 

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"Tales From The Selectboard"

The Greensboro Historical Society's 2018 Winter Panel Presentation

The GHS annual winter meeting featured a panel discussion with selectpersons who have previously served on the Greensboro Town Selectboard. “The Selectboard” told stories of their time on the board, the humorous stories, and the difficult times. 

Selectboard Panel comprised: Marsha Gadoury, Larry Lumsden, Mike Metcalf, Tim Nisbet, Anne Stevens & George Young

When: March 4th (Sunday) at 2pm
Where: Fellowship Hall of the Greensboro United Church of Christ

Left to right: (Front) Larry Lumsden, George Young, Anne Stevens, Tim Nisbet
(Back) Marsha Daniels, Mike Metcalf

 

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