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Susan Nevins awarded 2014 Weston A. Cate Fellowship Award

News Release — Vermont Historical Society
October 8, 2014

Julie Nelson
Vermont Historical Society
60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641
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(802) 479-8519

Montpelier, Vt – The Vermont Historical Society announced that Susan Nevins was the recipient of the 2014 Weston A. Cate Fellowship at the organization’s annual meeting on September 27. The fellowship was presented to support Nevin’s research project, The Lyndes Family 1799-1863: A Black Revolutionary War Veteran and His Family Make a Life in Central Vermont.

The Vermont Historical Society awards the Cate Fellowship every two years to support original research in the field of Vermont history. “Susan’s proposal was well-received by the selection committee because of its originality and its use of unique collections at the Vermont Historical Society’s Leahy Library and at local historical societies in the region,” said Vermont Historical Society Executive Director Mark Hudson. The award is named in honor of Weston A. Cate who served as director of the Vermont Historical Society from 1975 to 1985.

Susan Nevins is Spanish teacher at Randolph Union High School and serves as president of the Roxbury Historical Society. She holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where her Master’s thesis examined the challenges facing Latina immigrants in the U.S.

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