The good news: Last week’s statewide storm was no match for Vermont’s “Great Flood of 1927,” a 36-hour downpour that economists estimate would have damaged up to $4 billion in property today.
If we historians wish to study a particular time period, there are often multiple sources we can consult.
The Vermont Sampler Initiative has launched a statewide effort to locate, photograph and document all American samplers and related girlhood embroideries held in the public and private collections of Vermont.
The historical society has in its collection several notebooks of meeting notes from Charlotte’s historic school districts.
Over 77 years ago, Charlotte came together as a community to build a hockey rink and cheer on the Charlotte Rockets, an amateur team who donned their white sweaters and hit the biscuit nearly every winter weekend — weather permitting.
In this article we identify Charlotte School #8, aka the Mutton Hill School, located on the west side of Route 7 (Ethan Allen Highway), just north of the entrance to the Charlotte Park & Wildlife Refuge.
Ever wonder why Ferry Road takes such a sharp left turn as you are headed east shortly before you reach the ferry?
Diane Leary thinks it may be genetic. That may be why she spends so much of her free time in cemeteries.
With the very real possibility that the Charlotte Fire and Rescue Service may change from a private, nonprofit organization…
William Wallace Higbee’s essays, collected in Around the Mountains, are often cited as a definitive source of town history.
Enjoy a Broadway-style concert of the musical “Bright Star” in the historic Shelburne Town Hall
In the days of the one-room schools, the parents and students were expected to shoulder the burden of hiring and boarding the teacher, and heating and maintaining the school.
It is not often a minor town can claim as a major icon a person who obtained his or her first step on the path to national notoriety in Charlotte.
“When I was old enough I was sent to the village school, which was taught by an old-time Irish ‘master’ (Mr. McNanly) … who, holding that to spare the rod was to spoil the child,
The 1.5-mile-long peninsula now known as Thompson’s Point is a valuable town-owned asset, but it has not always been so.
Early in the history of Vermont, people placed a high value on education and developed an organization around one of the basic tenets of Vermont independence: local control.
As Charlotte became established, it made sense to divide the town into several school districts, each with its own school building, at a time when transportation around town most often was on foot.
Charlotte Grange: honoring Charlotte’s agricultural roots and helping to build a resilient future for all
The first permanent settlers came to Charlotte in 1784, and the town, once established, grew quickly.
Charlotte Grange: Our Values and Vision – Welcome to our new monthly column. We hope you will enjoy learning more about the Charlotte Grange and how it is building on its proud 100+ year history in town and revitalizing its role in our community.