Vermont Historical Society hosts Undergraduate Research Forum in Barre
TheVermont Historical Society will host a forum of undergraduate students from across Vermont as they share their recent research on topics in Vermont history on April 17. This free forum will take place at the Vermont History Center at 60 Washington Street in Barre, Vermont, beginning at 6:00 pm and the public is welcome.
The presenters will include Deidre Miller of Middlebury College, speaking about her research into the temperance movement in Addison County during the nineteenth century. Miller’s research previously has been recognized by the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury, Vermont.
Ariel Mondlak of the University of Vermont will present her research about the “flower girls” who appeared at past Memorial Day parades in Brandon, Vermont. Mondlak’s work is a fascinating example of public history and shows a clear appreciation for the deep roots of Vermont’s communities.
Lyndon State College will be represented by Justin Pepe, who will present his research about the history of Vermont microbrews. “Our state has a strong tradition of academic excellence, and these undergraduates typify the fascinating, original research still being done into the state’s history,” said Vermont Historical Society’s Public Programs Coordinator, Amanda Gustin.
The Society’s Leahy Library at the Vermont History Center is an excellent resource for these students and others, containing hundreds of collections that document all aspects of Vermont’s remarkable history. Each Wednesday evening, the Leahy Library is open late for researchers who want to work during evening hours. Attendees at the program on April 17 are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity to speak with librarians and explore the Vermont Historical Society’s collections.
For more information, please visit vermonthistory.org or contact Amanda Gustin, Public Programs Coordinator, at email@example.com or (802) 828-2180. You were close to us to share the loss of
on February 18th 2013. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who attended the visitation and the funeral service. Also, to those who offered flowers and donated to the Canadian Society of Cancer. We thank you on behalf of the family, his spouse Marguerite, his children Paulette, Diane, Yvon, Alain and Julie. Your kind words and actions will never be forgotten. God bless you all. (October 30th, 1916 – March 22nd, 2013) – Born in Fenit, Ireland, Geoffrey grew up in London, England and was married to Irene Watts in 1945. He was ordained in the Methodist Church in 1944 and served as a Chaplain in India and Malaya before accepting calls to a number of Charges in England. Geoffrey and Irene moved their young family to Canada in 1958 where Geoffrey led congregations in Coaticook, Ayer’s Cliff, and Stanstead, QC, Ocean Falls, BC, Smith Falls, Kemptville, and Perth, ON. He also served as Executive Secretary Montreal/Ottawa Conference from 1973 – 75. Throughout his Ministry, in addition to providing guidance and support to all members, Geoffrey spent considerable energy on the youth of the communities in which he ministered, establishing Youth Groups as a contact point for the local youth and the Church. He will be fondly remembered for his tireless work in establishing and running the Border Community Centre in 1967. Over the years Geoffrey also wrote and published a number of faith based tracts & books. Upon retirement in 1986 Geoffrey and Irene moved to Winnipeg. Predeceased by Irene in 2007, Geoffrey passed away peacefully at his home in Baldur, Manitoba, and is survived by his children David (Pattie), Jennifer Griffiths (Barry), Rosemary Armstrong (Barry), John (Hedy), Philip (Monique), 13 Grandchildren, and 16 Greatgrandchildren. A Family event will take place during the summer. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a contribution in Geoffrey’s name to Siloam Mission (www.siloam.ca) or any agency which provides shelter and/ or support to those who are less fortunate.