Then Again: Once-popular sport made Vermonters stars

John McMahon

Compared with the other main pugilistic sport of the late 1800s — bare-knuckle boxing — collar and elbow wrestling was almost genteel.




Then Again: American impressionist found inspiration in Vermont

Theodore Robinson

Theodore Robinson, a friend and protege of French artist Claude Monet, said Vermont “charms as much or almost as much as certain parts of France.”



H. William Johansen wins esteemed Richard O. Hathaway Award

News Release — Vermont Historical Society October 3, 2017 Contact: Matthew Johnson Vermont Historical Society 60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641 [email protected] (802) 479-8519 Suggested tweet: Vermont Stones – Italian Bones wins Hathaway Award. More @vermonthistory.org/awards Montpelier, Vt. – On September 9, 2017, the Vermont Historical Society presented H. William Johansen with the Richard O. […]



Brattleboro Words unveils multi-year ‘People, Places and the History of Words in Brattleboro, Vermont’

News Release — Brattleboro Words Oct. 1, 2017 Contact: Lissa Weinmann / Prudence Baird (802) 380-8388 or Email: [email protected] URL: http://www.brattleboro.com/words/ New Exploration into Our Shared Legacy Debuts with Two Exciting Exhibits This Month Pop-Up Mini-Museum Debuts “Lucy Speaks’ Lit. Fest Weekend October 14 and 15 and “Brattleboro’s Letterpress Years” Opens at Brooks Memorial Library […]





Then Again: Betting on the wrong iron horse

Burlington Harbor Railroads

In the mid-1800s, Timothy Follett of Burlington and Charles Paine of Northfield competed to build the railroad that would be the primary connection between Burlington and the Connecticut River Valley.




Joanna Tebbs Young to speak on Vermont historian Lilian Baker Carlisle

News Release — Phoenix Books Sept. 4, 2017 Contact: Kristen Eaton Phoenix Books 802.872.7111 (p) 802.872.7112 (f) [email protected] www.phoenixbooks.biz Rutland, Vermont – September 4, 2017: On Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30pm, Phoenix Books Rutland will host Joanna Tebbs Young for a talk on her new book, Lilian Baker Carlisle. Overlooking Lake Champlain in the Old […]