Bellows Falls, Vermont
General, History, Historical Society, Science, Specialized
All exhibitions are available by appoitment with President Dennis Ladd or board member Stewart Read (803 376 6789).
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Born in Plymouth, Vermont, on July 4, 1872, Coolidge was the son of a village storekeeper. He was graduated from Black River Academy in 1890 and attended Amherst College, graduating with honors, and entered law and politics in Northampton, Massachusetts. Slowly, methodically, he went up the political ladder from councilman in Northampton to Governor of Massachusetts, as a Republican. En route he became thoroughly conservative.
The Bread & Puppet Museum is a giant collection of the puppets, masks, paintings and graphics of the Bread & Puppet Theater housed in a century-old barn. The Museum is open June - October 10 am to 6 pm daily; admission is free, donations are welcome. During the cold months the Museum is closed except for specially arrange appointments.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Specialized
The Foundation was formed in part to redress the fact that there is no federally funded presidential library for Calvin Coolidge, our 30th U.S. President. John F. Kennedy, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover, and Jacqueline B. Kennedy are among the many Sponsors and National Advisory Board members over the last 50 years.
Culture, History, Historic House, Science, Specialized, University
The Heritage Winooski Mill Museum opened in July 1998 as a "work-in-progress" exhibition in a donated gallery and hall space of the Champlain Mill, one of the former textile mills which now also houses shops, restaurants, and offices. A highlight of the hall exhibits is a large panorama of the Winooski Falls mill complex, c.1920, by Louis McAllister. There are also sequential maps of the mills site, 1840-1993.
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Specialized
fter a long hiatus, the general store that bears the family name and was the hub of this small community of 1,100 for more than 150 years is open for business once again.
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The Preservation Trust of Vermont was founded with the goal of helping Vermonters save their historic places and that is exactly what has happened. In just three decades, the group has helped communities across the state save more than 1,000 buildings – village stores, post offices, schools, barns - all returned to productive use. Just this year alone, the Preservation Trust’s staff of five worked on 352 preservation projects in 155 communities.
Art, Children's, Culture, History, Specialized
325 outstanding artists from all over Vermont. The Festival is a 3day, Labor Day Weekend of arts, fine crafts and specialty foods in the heart of Vermont's finest four-season resort, Stratton Mountain.
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The society curates three museums on the National Register of Historic Places. The Farrar-Mansur House, built by Oliver Farrar in 1795, served as a home, tavern, and community center. It was sold to Franklin Mansur in 1857 and remained in his family until 1932.