Ver­mont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety hosts Un­der­grad­u­ate Re­search Fo­rum in Barre

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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 ver­mon­this­ or con­tact Amanda Gustin, Pub­lic Pro­grams Co­or­di­na­tor, at 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 ( or any agency which pro­vides shel­ter and/ or sup­port to those who are less for­tu­nate.

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