Enosburgh Historical Society

Enosburgh Historical Society We present monthly programs of local historical interest and operate Abe's Cabin, the Historical Museum & Caboose and the Model Train Collection.
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The Enosburg Historical Society meets the 4th Monday of every month, from April-October, at 7pm, at the Freight Depot (the Museum) on Railroad Street in Enosburg. Come join us! The Historical Society has under its jurisdiction: The Museum & Caboose - Open Saturdays from 10-2, beginning the 1st Saturday in June, through October, or by appointment Abe's Log Cabin - Open on Tuesday evenings in the summer, during band concerts, from 7-8 pm, or by appointment. Located near Lincoln Park The Taylor-Caleb Model Train Collection - Displayed over the Town Clerk's office on Main St. in Enosburg Falls and open when the sign is out

Mission: Dedicated to Preserving, Protecting and Promoting the History of Enosburg

Operating as usual

Vermont Humanities Council
09/23/2020

Vermont Humanities Council

Today is officially Alexander Twilight Day in the state of Vermont; he was born on this day in 1795. He was the first person of African descent to receive a college degree in the United States (Middlebury College, 1823) and he later became an educator in Brownington VT, a preacher, and a Vermont state legislator.

Twilight built the Orleans County Grammar School in Brownington in 1836; the building now houses the Old Stone House Museum VT.

Visit the Old Stone House Museum's website to see videos of one of Mr. Twilight's sermons, a reading by poet Rajnii Eddins and a presentation by "The Twilight Girls." We spoke with museum director Molly Veysey for the "Princes and Free Men" episode of our Before Your Time podcast with the Vermont Historical Society.

“This guy is on par with some of the national heroes that we have,” said Veysey in the episode. “He was a genius.”

https://oldstonehousemuseum.org/alexander-twilight-day/

FALL SPORTS COULD COME WITH VOUCHER SYSTEM FOR SPECTATORS - County Courier
09/23/2020
FALL SPORTS COULD COME WITH VOUCHER SYSTEM FOR SPECTATORS - County Courier

FALL SPORTS COULD COME WITH VOUCHER SYSTEM FOR SPECTATORS - County Courier

By Ben KaufmannCounty Courier Sports ST. ALBANS – The athletic directors of the five Franklin County high schools met by Zoom on Tuesday morning to layout policies for spectators ahead of the anticipated start of fall sports next week. In short, all fans in attendance at local games will be requir...

09/23/2020
Dairy Center Enterprises

Dairy Center Enterprises

The Dairy Center is gearing up for October bringing back Tuesday Soup Night at Champion's and 802Food.com! Stay tuned for details and menus!

Dairy Center Enterprises
09/23/2020

Dairy Center Enterprises

Fun fun fun fun!!! There are so many great things happening in our community!
09/23/2020

Fun fun fun fun!!! There are so many great things happening in our community!

Women at the Helm: Scientists
09/23/2020
Women at the Helm: Scientists

Women at the Helm: Scientists

Stories of innovative women scientists from the Champlain Valley from our past and present

This looks fun!
09/23/2020

This looks fun!

We know that going back to school feels quite a bit different this year...and hope these family-friendly activities for kids of all ages can provide some hands-on fun to your new learning routines. Make your own history at https://stamuseum.org/history (a collaboration of the Saint Albans Museum & the Chittenden County Historical Society).

Show your support for another historical museum in our area :)
09/23/2020
Vintage St. Albans | Bonfire

Show your support for another historical museum in our area :)

All proceeds support our nonprofit educational mission to preserve & share local history.. The Saint Albans Museum is a nonprofit founded in 1966 with a mission to preserve...

09/23/2020
Enosburgh Community Recreation

What a great way to kick off the fall season!

Learn how to paint an autum leaf with watercolors!! No experience necesary. Supplies include watercolor paint, watercolor paper, a pencil and an leaf. #TownofEnosburgh #Watercolorpaintings #AutumnPaintings #BeginnerPaintings #HowTo #ParksandRec

The Enosburg Recreational Field is a great place and a real asset to our community!
09/23/2020

The Enosburg Recreational Field is a great place and a real asset to our community!

Join us this Saturday, September 26 starting at 9am as we build the first gaga pit at the Enosburgh Recreation Fields!! Drinks and snacks will be provided. We ask that masks be worn. All volunteers are welcome!! For more information visit www.parkforall.com.

A special thanks to our wonderful community volunteers and RiseVT for helping us make this possible!! #TownofEnosburgh #parksandrecreation #GagaPit #communitybuilding #communitylove

One of our excellent local businesses, the Enosburg Meat Market, was featured in this recent Seven Days article!!
09/23/2020
Vermont Farmers Ride Pandemic-Era Wave of Demand for Local Meat

One of our excellent local businesses, the Enosburg Meat Market, was featured in this recent Seven Days article!!

The old dairy barn at Champlain Valley Farm in Addison looks like many others along Route 22A, but the pickup truck with "HOGFRMR" on its...

I love this garage in Bakersfield! Does anyone have any history on the place?
09/20/2020

I love this garage in Bakersfield! Does anyone have any history on the place?

Route 105
09/20/2020

Route 105

Cold Hollow Sculpture Park
09/20/2020

Cold Hollow Sculpture Park

This December, David and Sarah Stromeyer are celebrating 50 years of living and making art on Cold Hollow’s land. Here’s a great photo of David taking a break from building out the pond. We’re very happy to be celebrating 50 years of being on this beautiful land and sharing David’s contemplative art with the public, and we’re looking forward to keeping Cold Hollow as a peaceful retreat for years in the future.

#artinvermont #coldhollowsculpturepark

This little building on 73 Main Street in Enosburg was completely remodeled in 2017 into professional office spaces and ...
09/09/2020

This little building on 73 Main Street in Enosburg was completely remodeled in 2017 into professional office spaces and is the current home to multiple private mental health therapists and Healthy Minds Counseling, LLC.

It was rumored to have been the site of the carriage house for the large red brick home next to it, which was built around 1920 and was once owned by a member of the Kendall family. This is a well known name in Enosburg due the famous “Kendall’s Spavin Cure”.

Documents begin to reference a garage in the 1940s. It eventually evolved into a 2 story building with an addition and over the years has been home to a car body shop, a fuel dealer, and multiple daycares.

Social distancing in Smugglers Notch! The Smugglers Notch Picnic Area is definitely worth stopping at, with its brook an...
09/09/2020

Social distancing in Smugglers Notch! The Smugglers Notch Picnic Area is definitely worth stopping at, with its brook and impressive stone fire places. A little further down the road, there is a wonderful, relatively short, universally accessible boardwalk trail, at the historic Barnes Camp Visitor Center. Check it out :)

A few more pics of the Annette Parmalee event at the 1906 House. Thank you Cynthia Humiston Weed for sharing!
09/09/2020

A few more pics of the Annette Parmalee event at the 1906 House. Thank you Cynthia Humiston Weed for sharing!

Sunken Steamboat Reveals New Secrets
09/07/2020
Sunken Steamboat Reveals New Secrets

Sunken Steamboat Reveals New Secrets

This past weekend avocational diver Gary Lefebvre of Colchester, VT, identified some unusual wreckage off Colchester Shoal in Lake Champlain using a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Lefebvre brought footage of the discovery to the attention of Chris Sabick, our Director of Resear

It’s apple picking time!
09/06/2020

It’s apple picking time!

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
09/05/2020

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Beaver Meadow Greenhouse, keeping this area beautiful since 1978 😊
09/05/2020

Beaver Meadow Greenhouse, keeping this area beautiful since 1978 😊

Visited the Gates Farm Covered Bridge in Cambridge today and didn’t take a picture! Very scenic bridge, originally built...
09/04/2020
Vermont Covered Bridge Society, Covered Bridges, Covered Bridge News

Visited the Gates Farm Covered Bridge in Cambridge today and didn’t take a picture! Very scenic bridge, originally built in 1897 and rebuilt in 1995. This bridge was also moved in 1950, which is pretty interesting.

Here’s a link to the Vermont Covered Bridge Society write your on this bridge:

http://www.vermontbridges.org/lamoille_county_gates_farm_replacement.shtml

A Web site of Vermont Covered Bridges, Touring Vermont, Vermont History.

There was a nice article on the Enosburgh Doughboy statue in today’s St. Albans Messenger https://www.samessenger.com/ne...
09/03/2020
Doughboy statue connects Enosburgh's past and future as locals improve Lincoln Park

There was a nice article on the Enosburgh Doughboy statue in today’s St. Albans Messenger

https://www.samessenger.com/news/doughboy-statue-connects-enosburghs-past-and-future-as-locals-improve-lincoln-park/article_b873406a-ed59-11ea-9d7e-3ffff91ab22b.html

ENOSBURG FALLS – Once confined within an uninviting fence and hidden from view, a 90-year-old American “Doughboy” cast in bronze now looms large over Lincoln Park.

A few more Bouchard Road pictures in Sheldon, because it’s such a great drive, and there’s another cool bridge to drive ...
09/01/2020

A few more Bouchard Road pictures in Sheldon, because it’s such a great drive, and there’s another cool bridge to drive over! This bridge was originally built in 1884 and replaced in 1903. The Sheldon Historical Society website has some excellent photos of this bridge.

http://www.sheldonvthistorical.org/St%20J%20and%20LRR%20Bridges.html

I’ve always loved this railroad bridge off the Bouchard Road in Sheldon. I was very excited that it is now part of the L...
09/01/2020

I’ve always loved this railroad bridge off the Bouchard Road in Sheldon. I was very excited that it is now part of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail!! It was exciting to be able to walk over it, enjoy the view of the Missisquoi River and admire the craftsmanship up close.

An added bonus...there is a huge bird’s nest on top of the bridge! Does anyone know if it is an eagle or an osprey nest? I highly recommend a visit to this bridge, if only to see this massive nest.

The Sheldon Historical Society has an excellent website, with a detailed history of the town’s bridges. The original bridge was completed in 1877, burned down in 1903 and was rebuilt almost immediately.

http://www.sheldonvthistorical.org/St%20J%20and%20LRR%20Bridges.html

Vermont State Historic Sites
09/01/2020

Vermont State Historic Sites

A week from today--on Sat., Sept. 5, 2020, the Mount Independence State Historic Site is offering a modified one day Soldiers Atop the Mount event, from 10 to 4. Visitor pre-registration required--call 802-948-2000. Some of our Vermont reenactor friends and others are coming together for the annual commemoration of the lives of the Revolutionary War soldiers who built and garrisoned Mount Independence in 1776-77. They helped build the foundations of the new United States of America. Demonstrations and presentations about Mount Independence and its significance, crafts, skills, and tactics. Be prepared with your mask, practicing social distance (6 feet at least please), and walking around the Baldwin Trail and in between. Consider bringing an outdoor folding chair for your comfort.

09/01/2020
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Quarter

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Quarter

Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso discusses his work on the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarter. This coin represents Vermont in the A...

Billings Farm & Museum
09/01/2020

Billings Farm & Museum

More than 1,100 ballots were cast for your favorite quilts in the 34th Annual Quilt Exhibition at Billings Farm, and we are pleased to announce this year's People's Choice Awards!

Full size quilts: First place: Diamonds and Hearts in the Stars – Josette Jones, Windsor; Second place: Fiesta – Kathy Geagan, Brownsville; Third place: Peace – Sandra S. Palmer, Hartland.

Small/Medium size quilts: First place: Adoration of the Dragon Child – Mara Novak, Hartland; Second place: Blooming Batik Bouquets – Susan Hall, Hartland; Third place: Edgar – Linda Diak, Chester

See the quilts at Billings Farm through Sept. 7 or view all the quilts online at https://billingsfarm.org/34th-annual-quilt-exhibition/

#billingsfarm #woodstockvt #peopleschoice #quiltexhibition

Sheldon, VT
09/01/2020

Sheldon, VT

Bordeau Bros. In Sheldon, the building on the far left reads “Seeds, Feeds & Fertilizer”
09/01/2020

Bordeau Bros. In Sheldon, the building on the far left reads “Seeds, Feeds & Fertilizer”

Enosburgh Fire Department
08/30/2020

Enosburgh Fire Department

Yesterday 29 August was his last official day. Robert Gleason Jr has given a lot of time and effort to the Town of Enosburgh and the Enosburgh Fire Department since 1978. Robert is now an Official Honorary member of the Enosburgh Fire Department. Just a little history, Robert Joined in 1978 as a Firefighter, he was promoted to Captain May of 1985, in February of 1991 he was promoted to 2nd Assistant Chief, He was voted in a promoted to Fire Chief in 2005. Robert stepped down as Chief at the end of 2006 and remained on as a firefighter until 29 August 2020. The department has loss a lot of instructional knowledge and one dam good firefighter with his retirement. The Department and citizens of Enosburgh wish Robert well in his next endeavor of life in a warmer climate.
Just a couple of pictures with Robert some at scenes.

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Enosburg Falls, VT
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PO Box 98, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450

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In 1968-69 or 1969-70, while I was teaching Home Economics at Enosburg High School, I organized a group of women who sewed band capes for the high school band. They were green cotton bark-cloth capes with a white "E" on the corner. They were worn with white pants and white shirt. Unfortunately, I don't have any photos of the band wearing them. I am looking for a couple to use in a book I am writing. Does anyone have one they will share? Thanks, in advance.
Can anyone tell me the name of the movie theater in Enosburg, approximately when it closed, owner(s)? Thanks.
Drop by to see the Enosburg Historical Society's operating Lionel and HO scale train setups upstairs over the Enosburg town clerks office (239 Main St) Saturday, September 21, 2019 (11:00 to 3 pm. )
We just received our Newsletter that we always enjoy. This issue was very bitter sweet upon learning that the beautiful old church at the center was coming down. I had so hoped at least one more time next summer being able to take pictures inside and out because our ADAMS-wRIGHTS-NICHOLS family were some of the early pioneers on the forefront of building that church. We have in our records the family pews they paid for every year. The beautiful old lights are one of my favorite memories. Is there any chance we could schedule just more visit before tearing this structure down? Just tell us when and we will be there with our families!
It would be great if you had a snail mail address posted on this site. I have a few photos I want to send.