Asenath Hatch Nicholson is revered in Ireland, where she crossed the country alone on foot to chronicle its 1845-49 Great Famine. So why have few in her home state heard of her?
Compared with the other main pugilistic sport of the late 1800s — bare-knuckle boxing — collar and elbow wrestling was almost genteel.
News Release — Saint Michael’s College October 11, 2017 Contact: Mark Tarnacki 802.654.2795 [email protected] A 14-member student cast at Saint Michael’s College started work on Labor Day, which felt appropriate, for a new original play with music about the lives of 19th century girls who worked the mills of New England towns like Lowell, MA, […]
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.”
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. […]
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 […]
Since the town and the company were inextricably linked, anything that benefited the town also benefited the company, and anything that benefited the company benefited the Fairbankses.
The twice-monthly “Picturesque America” was a publishing sensation that reached as many as 1 million of the 7.5 million households in the U.S.
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.
Take, for example, his famously flowery words to a British officer upon leading the capture of Fort Ticonderoga. One witness said Allen actually made a derogatory comment about the officer’s mother.
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 […]
The Hurricane of 1938 caught Vermont by surprise with its fury and the destruction it left behind.
He was absolutist in his approach to politics. It was all or nothing.
The third-party “nonviolent revolutionary socialist” ran in every Vermont election for nearly 50 years.