Posts filed under: Local history

Lynn Monty | Editor in chief Pancake breakfasts with real maple syrup at the River’s Edge Campground on Otter Creek and daily tours to Lake Champlain have the North American...
When Thompson’s Point became a magnet for the summer cottages of the leading businessmen of the area, thanks in no small part to a major dock facility, they would commute...
Chris Falk shares a photo essay about rust and farms...
After some urging from Charlotte’s resident historian, Dan Cole, and about nine hours of research on Ancestry.com I found that famous singer Madonna and I share the same set of...
Charlotte’s first families were remarkably homogeneous culturally and almost exclusively Protestant in their outlook, from our 1762 charter through the 1820s. Political repression by the English and famines in Ireland...
My husband first discovered the farm when he came for a job interview with the University of Vermont. He found the farm one day while walking from Shelburne to explore...
Nancy E. Wood | Contributor With this issue of The Charlotte News, the yearlong countdown begins for the 60th anniversary of its initial publication on July 18, 1958. They say...
Submitted by Nancy Menard of Charlotte Editor’s note: This new column features the memories of those who remember a different place in time. The world is changing rapidly. As we...
Dan Cole | Contributor Memorial Day began as Decoration Day in the months and years following the Civil War. There were few hearths and hearthstones spared from suffering and sacrifice,...
An event honoring Vermont’s Civil War history took place at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in South Burlington on April 1. A portion of the day’s sales supported the restoration of...
The University of Vermont and the University of Wisconsin partner with the Clemmons Family Farm Submitted by Lydia Clemmons The University of Vermont and the University of Wisconsin are partnering with...
Molly King works to preserve Charlotte family history Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief Why would a woman who lives in Colchester spend most of her days in Charlotte? Enquiring...
Submitted by the Shelburne Historical Society The Shelburne Historical Society will offer a presentation on the Shelburne Steamboat Graveyard at 11 a.m. at Shelburne Town Hall on Feb. 11. This...
Historic Charlotte home undergoes massive restoration Lynn Monty | Editor in chief While most of us view extreme home renovations only via cable television, Charlotters are experiencing first-hand the resuscitation...
Volume XI, Number 11 January 9, 1964 VERMONT RAILWAY BEGINS OPERATION The arrival in Burlington Monday of a 31-car train signalled the start of operations on the Vermont Railway Corp. line, formerly...
History in the making We are happy to report that The Charlotte News Archive Project is moving right along. Between production cycles, Kali and I have done our best to organize...
Vermont History Day plans for the future by looking at the past. By having students develop their own historical projects, students not only learn how to analyze and understand historical...
Volume 19, No. 10 January 13, 1977 Dog Sled Races Postponed The Dog Sled Races to be held at Black Willow Farm on Thompson’s Point Road on Saturday the 8th and Sunday the...
Welcome to The Charlotte News’ Archives! We’ve started to work on making our history accessible to all Charlotters. Slowly, we’re developing a PDF archive that will eventually be searchable and we...
On December 6, the community gathered to celebrate the holiday season at the Quinlan Schoolhouse with crafts, stories and artifacts from a time past but not forgotten....