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

Operating as usual

If you haven’t been, put it on your summer bucket list!
04/16/2021

If you haven’t been, put it on your summer bucket list!

The progress of spring. From the tallest structure in Vermont--the Bennington Battle Monument, celebrating it's 130th anniversary this year.

04/15/2021
The Enosburg Business Association

The Enosburg Business Association

The EBA would like to announce that since we will not be having the Dairy Day Festival this year, let's draw people in with a community lawn sale. Post your location in the reply below for lawn sales happening June 4-6. Please be safe, maintain distance, provide hand sanitizer and wear masks. Happy shopping everyone, there will be DEALS TO BE HAD!!!

Some photos of the remaining foundations at the falls, as well as an interesting old engine there as well. Can anyone te...
04/12/2021

Some photos of the remaining foundations at the falls, as well as an interesting old engine there as well. Can anyone tell me anything about this engine?

Newest historical marker in town, at the Spavin Cure building
04/10/2021

Newest historical marker in town, at the Spavin Cure building

Lake Carmi Bog
04/05/2021

Lake Carmi Bog

04/03/2021
County Courier

County Courier

Rural residents of the eastern half of Franklin County are struggling to get to and from their homes as mud season hits the area hard. Here's a look at some of Montgomery's roads as crews worked to make them passable.

Read the full story in this week's print edition.

Enosburgh Community Recreation
04/03/2021

Enosburgh Community Recreation

Last week, signs of spring were everywhere (including kids in shorts!). This week's snow might actually make this more of a challenge! Post or email ([email protected]) your 4 signs of spring to be entered into the drawing for a gift certificate to a local Enosburg business.

Enosburg VT American Legion Family Post 42
04/03/2021

Enosburg VT American Legion Family Post 42

Fairfield Historical Society, VT
04/03/2021

Fairfield Historical Society, VT

Did you know Fairfield and East Fairfield were once destinations for "Orphan Trains", where children were sent from cities such as Boston and NYC to the stations here. Our records show that in 1905, children with the last names Barry, Gilbert, Ploof, Roddy, Sheeran, Sloan, Teague, Rooney, McCarthy, Brennan, Sharkey, McGinn, and Kearney were all dropped here. They usually came with adoption or "indenture" papers from the Catholic Foundling Hospital or agency that sent them. Fairfield was an ideal partnership since there were lots of Irish Catholics established, and many farmers who needed labor.

The population in America’s East Coast cities grew exponentially in the early 1800s, from 33,131 in 1790 to half a million in 1848. And the number of street children, either orphans or runaways, ballooned as result of poverty and disease. They begged, earned pennies as bootblacks or paperboys, slept in doorways and were imprisoned in large numbers. It was the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, railways were being built, the American West was opening, farmers were eager for workers. Loring Brace, working with priests and ministers in towns and cities of the West and New England, established a system with church and community leaders to gather names of families who were looking for children to adopt or workers for their farms and industries. The city children were sent in groups, with an adult es**rt, to their new homes on what came to be known as Orphan Trains. “They would check your teeth, feel your muscles, see how you walked,” Dan Bean of Enosburgh and Saint Michael's College said. “It was like a slave market.” Dan's father was on a train that took him to Enosburg. His father Donald, married Vivian Archambault of East Fairfield. Gene Archambault

Thanks to Dr. Dan Bean, Colchester Sun, VPR, and mostly, Mary Kearney McClintock for her donation of articles (below) from her father's experience upon arriving in Fairfield, VT. Mary's father Edward Kearny was indentured by a Thomas Fitzgerald and his wife of East Fairfield. Carrie Kittell-Mitchell

04/03/2021
Jason

Jason

Hi All. I am looking for a 1922 EFHS Year Book to get some photos scanned out of... anyone have one on a shelf? Did they even have them back then??

My grandfather was the Valedictorian and I have his typed up speech. Hoping to add some pictures to it.

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association
04/03/2021

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association

SAVE THE DATE! Join the Native American community for a virtual Abenaki Heritage Weekend from June 16th to June 20th. More details coming soon on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations you need to facilitate your participation programs, workshops, or any other questions you have [email protected]

Abenaki Heritage Weekend is partial funded by NEFA and Vermont Humanities Council.
#Abenaki #heritage #weekend #VAAA #abenakiart

The Preservation Trust of Vermont
03/28/2021

The Preservation Trust of Vermont

Our friends in Readsboro have been working very hard for years at rehabilitating the E. J. Bullock Building. Once the center of commerce in this tiny town, it languished (and deteriorated) for years as the site of a perpetual indoor junk sale. But Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment worked hard to acquire the building in 2009 and through sheer doggedness have made immense progress: fixing up big interior open space, painting the main facade, improving access, adding bathrooms, cleaning out the basement. How did they do this? One monthly fundraiser after another, clever grant writing, rehabilitation tax credits, and deep community support (plus a few PTV preservation trainings). Coming soon is a new roof, thanks to a $100,000 Bruhn Grant! http://ow.ly/rZjv50AeQ03

#readsboro #readsborovt #preservation

The Preservation Trust of Vermont
03/28/2021

The Preservation Trust of Vermont

Occupying this sweet building in southern Vermont, the Readsboro Historical Society has a noble purpose: to preserve artifacts and use these artifacts and their information to reconnect with residents and visitors alike, so they can be active resources in helping their community solve problems. Go #Readsboro!

#preservation #historicpreservation #vermont

The Preservation Trust of Vermont
03/28/2021

The Preservation Trust of Vermont

Any old Vermont sugarhouses out there? Tonewood Maple of Warren, VT is in the process of identifying, documenting and helping to preserve these vanishing landmarks. Visit their new website to document your old sugarhouse! https://www.sugarhousevermont.com/

!!!!!!!!WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!We met our first capital campaign community donation goal of $5,000 for repairs to the Histor...
03/25/2021
Enosburg Historical Society

!!!!!!!!WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!

We met our first capital campaign community donation goal of $5,000 for repairs to the Historic Freight Depot Building!

We cannot thank our community members, near and far, for the overwhelming generosity. We are humbled by your support and are so fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful community!!!

Let’s keep the momentum going!!!!

The 130 year-old structure needs extensive work on the large overhanging eaves as well as a new shingle roof. The project is slated to cost about $40,000.

For more information: [email protected], or call 933-2545.
To donate, send your tax deductible donation to Box 98, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.

Official Municipal and Community Website for the Town of Enosburgh, Vermont

Capital campaign for 130 year-old historic Freight Depot gets kick startA former Enosburg resident has helped kick off t...
03/09/2021
Enosburg Historical Society

Capital campaign for 130 year-old historic Freight Depot gets kick start

A former Enosburg resident has helped kick off the Enosburgh Historical Society’s capital campaign by offering to match up to $5,000 in community donations to help with repairs to the 1871 Freight Depot in the Enosburg Falls.

“I want to do this in memory of my parents, Wilbur and Barbara Wright,” said Glen Wright, of Dunnellon, Florida, a Lifetime Enosburgh Historical member. “The Enosburgh Historical Society meant a lot to them.”

“We are beyond thrilled to have received this generous gift,” said Cindy W**d, Enosburgh Historical Society president. “In these trying times, Glen’s call was an uplifting dose of fresh air. After hearing about Wright’s generous offer, several people have already offered to donate to the project.”

The Freight Depot, in the care of the Enosburgh Historical Society, a 501(C)3 non-profit, is home to the Enosburgh Historical Museum. It houses Enosburgh antiques and artifacts, historical records, genealogies, maps, provides a meeting space for Historical Society programs, and is open for public tours in non-pandemic times. The 130 year-old structure needs extensive work on the large overhanging eaves as well as a new shingle roof. The project is slated to cost about $40,000.

The Freight Depot is listed on the Vermont State Register of Historic Places. They describe it as a “well-preserved example of a one and one-half story, 3x 2 bay, gable roof, woodframe railroad freight depot. Because it is so little altered, the Central Vermont Railroad Freight Depot in Enosburg Falls stands as one of the best representatives of the era. It displays open eaves, exposed rafters, plain cornice and prominent overhang with eaves, front loading platforms, entrances with a vertical board door, and multi-pane transoms on the north, trackside elevation. The south street elevation displays a pair of loading bays without platforms while a paneled door, 2/2 windows and an exterior end brick chimney are on the west elevation.” The Depot is also eligible to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

“When the repairs are completed, the building will be structurally sound for decades,” W**d added.

For more information: [email protected], https://enosburghvermont.org/HistoricalSociety.php, visit Facebook, or call 933-2545.
To donate, send your tax deductible donation to Box 98, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.

Official Municipal and Community Website for the Town of Enosburgh, Vermont

03/09/2021

Hello! We’ve received an inquiry over Messenger about the grave of Anna Hopewell of Enosburg Falls. Does anybody know in which cemetery this is located?

Enosburgh Public Library
03/03/2021

Enosburgh Public Library

Join the fun on Wednesday’s!
03/03/2021

Join the fun on Wednesday’s!

If you're thinking of joining our DIY Dairy Treats in March (Wednesdays, starting March 10th at 4pm) - here is a schedule of which treat on which day AND what ingredients/tools you'll need! As always, if you're in need of support with the ingredients/tools message us or email us at [email protected] - we'll help you out! (We created Events for each week - check them out!)

See where the Enosburgh town offices will be moving to
02/26/2021
See where the Enosburgh town offices will be moving to

See where the Enosburgh town offices will be moving to

ENOSBURGH — The Old Enosburg Armory will see life breathed into it once again, this time when Enosburgh’s town offices move into the building in the spring.

Dairy Center Enterprises
02/23/2021

Dairy Center Enterprises

02/20/2021
Vermont Dairy Festival

Vermont Dairy Festival

We have made the very difficult decision that once again, for 2021, we are not going to be able to present the Vermont Dairy Festival in it's usual format the way that everyone has come to expect. We have not made this decision without great thought but believe that in light of COVID-19, and wanting to be sure we are doing our part to keep everyone as safe as possible during this time, it makes sense to do things a little different for another year.

Stay tuned though ... We will be hosting some other kinds of events throughout the summer that will be Dairy Festival'ish. We are looking forward to having some safe fun and are also looking forward to when we are able to once again have the full festival in all of its glory.

Enosburgh Public Library
02/20/2021

Enosburgh Public Library

Enosburgh Public Library
02/18/2021

Enosburgh Public Library

Village Meeting and Voting Information
02/17/2021

Village Meeting and Voting Information

Vermont State Historic Sites
02/16/2021

Vermont State Historic Sites

For Presidents' Day, the Vermont State Historic Sites salute the two presidents who hailed from the Green Mountain State - Calvin Coolidge and Chester Arthur. Images courtesy of the Library of Congress.

We can still support our local teams, from home!
02/11/2021

We can still support our local teams, from home!

Let the games begin!! Good luck everyone

Governor Phil Scott
02/11/2021

Governor Phil Scott

Black history is American history. As we celebrate Black History Month, we’ll highlight the many ways in which Black Americans have shaped our state and country and recognize the work that still needs to be done to live up to the promise of America.

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

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Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

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Hi All. I am looking for a 1922 EFHS Year Book to get some photos scanned out of... anyone have one on a shelf? Did they even have them back then?? My grandfather was the Valedictorian and I have his typed up speech. Hoping to add some pictures to it.
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.