Posts filed under: Local History

Jane Williamson of Rokeby Museum contacted our historical society about items she had received pertaining to the Dean family of East Charlotte that she felt were more appropriate to our...
The 17th Annual East Charlotte Tractor Parade will be held at Spear Street and Jackson Hill Road in East Charlotte on Oct. 8. Food vendors, a petting zoo and more...
Editor’s note: In an effort to support local farmers the Charlotte Grange has volunteered to feature a new farm story each month in The Charlotte News. Here is part five...
Many of you may remember the intriguing signs for Authentica African Art Imports located along Route 7, Ferry Road, and in front of the shop owned by Jack and Lydia...
A year ago at a breakfast Alice Outwater hosted at Shelburne Farms, Lydia Clemmons (the younger) alerted me to her family’s plans to transform their farm into an African American...
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 Steamboat Associating coming back year after...
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...
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 it takes a village to...
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 all scramble to keep up, it’s...
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, and people were moved...
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 The University of Vermont and the University of Wisconsin are  partnering with the Clemmons Family...
Molly King works to preserve Charlotte family history Why would a woman who lives in Colchester spend most of her days in Charlotte? Enquiring minds wanted to know, so The...
The Shelburne Historical Society will offer a presentation on the Shelburne Steamboat Graveyard at 11:00 a.m. at Shelburne Town Hall on Feb. 11. This is sure to be of interest...
Historic Charlotte home undergoes massive restoration While most of us view extreme home renovations only via cable television, Charlotters are experiencing first-hand the resuscitation of a dilapidated, timeworn home in...