VSARA Calendar of Events

October
3

VSARA Reference Room CLOSED

All day at VSARA, 1078 US RTE 2, Middlesex, VT

The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) Reference Room Hours are from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday. The Reference Room is closed on Mondays.    

October
6

VSARA Records Officer and Records Liaison Orientation

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, at VSARA, 1078 US RTE 2, Middlesex, VT

Registration Required. Meet the staff of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) and learn more about records and information management and the services we provide. Includes an introduction to Records Center Procedures and a tour of our facilities. Open to state records officers and liaisons. To register, contact VSARA at rim@sec.snulltate.vt.unulls or 802-828-3700.    

October
6

ARCHIVES MONTH EVENT! Researching in Vermont taught by Ed McGuire

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, at Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre, VT 05641

Researching in any state can be challenging with records located in various places and, in some cases, even unavailable for 100 years or more.  Vermont's strong tradition of open records means that it is a great place to trace a family’s links back to early Massachusetts, New York, Quebec or even Europe.  In this talk we will discuss the records, repositories and unique collections that can help you identify your ancestors' paths from the Green Mountains to your ancestral homelands. Pre-registration requested to MSAC at (802) 223-2518. Sponsored by the Montpelier Senior Activity Center (MSAC), Vermont Genealogy Library, and Vermont Historical Society. Open to MSAC and Barre Area Senior Center Members.  

October
8

ARCHIVES MONTH EVENT! "The 1838 Murder at Berlin Pond" presented by Marjorie Strong

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, at Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre, VT 05641

The 1838 Murder at Berlin Pond: New Evidence in an Old Case: Vermont Historical Society’s Assistant Librarian Marjorie Strong will examine an intriguing document found in the Vermont Historical Society vault, the deathbed confession of Charles Crane. In this document, Crane describes witnessing the murder of a peddler at Berlin Pond in 1838…or did he?  Using modern research tools such as digitized newspapers and genealogical databases, as well as a good dose of logic, Marjorie will shed light on this “murder” that has fascinated writers and historians since the 1840s.   This event is free and open to the public.  

October
10

VSARA Reference Room CLOSED

All day at VSARA, 1078 US RTE 2, Middlesex, VT

The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) Reference Room Hours are from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday. The Reference Room is closed on Mondays.    

October
15

ARCHIVES MONTH EVENT! "Using Digital Resources to Enrich Local History" presented by Victoria Hughes and Rachel Muse

1:10 PM to 2:10 PM, at Castleton State University, 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735

Expanding Horizons: Using Digital Resources to Enrich Local History: Online resources can expand and enhance local collections. Using examples from the Vermont Historical Society and the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Hughes and Muse will demonstrate how researchers can take advantage of digital records to dive into local history. (Presentation is part of the 63rd Annual Meeting of the League of Local Historical Societies & Museums. Registration is required. Please visit http://vermonthistory.org/community/league-of-local-societies-and-museums for more information.)  

October
17

VSARA Reference Room CLOSED

All day at VSARA, 1078 US RTE 2, Middlesex, VT

The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) Reference Room Hours are from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday. The Reference Room is closed on Mondays.    

October
18

VSARA Municipal Officials Open House

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, at VSARA, 1078 US RTE 2, Middlesex, VT

Registration Required. Meet the staff of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) and learn more about managing records and our facilities. Open to municipal officials and other municipal employees. To register, contact VSARA at rim@nullsec.nullstatnulle.vtnull.us or 802-828-3700.    

October
18

ARCHIVES MONTH EVENT! VSARA Open House followed by "Was it Murder?' presented by Brian Lindner

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at VSARA, 1078 US RTE 2, Middlesex, VT

Was it Murder?  The 1950 Death of Pauline Gill Molony in Waterbury is a Cold Case.  Molony and her husband owned the once grand Waterbury Inn when she died under deeply suspicious circumstances.  The Vermont State Police was only three years old but they used surprisingly sophisticated techniques in a scientific approach.  Vermont’s most experienced detective was stumped.  Of the five key suspects four were dead within two years.  Then in 1953 the Inn burned leaving many to believe it was a cover up.  Can the case still be solved?   An open house and tours of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration will precede the program, beginning at 5 pm. Lindner’s presentation is scheduled for 6 pm. This event is free and open to the public.      

October
20

ARCHIVES MONTH EVENT! Sam Hand Lecture: “The Children’s Crusade: How Patrick Leahy’s 1974 Election Changed Modern Campaigns in Vermont" presented by Phil Baruth

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at The University of Vermont, Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, 85 S. Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05405-0160

The Children’s Crusade: How Patrick Leahy’s 1974 Election Changed Modern Campaigns in Vermont: Focusing on Patrick Leahy’s stunning underdog election to the United States Senate in 1974, it is a story that no one has told in any real detail, but it is in essence the story of Vermont's entry into the postmodern campaign era. Leahy prevails - in spite of the damning facts of being very young, very Catholic, and worst of all, a committed Democrat - because he and his team adopt a ground-breaking approach to media: Leahy's battered sedan becomes an ersatz production studio, capable of producing radio, print, and documentary film, whether stopped or in motion on Vermont's solitary country roads. The campaign illustrates the deft approach to a postmodern media that has defined Leahy's 40+ years in the U.S. Senate. Making extensive use of the Department of Special Collections at the University of Vermont as well as taping into new, online newspaper databases, Baruth spent five years researching for his forthcoming book on Senator Leahy.  Sponsored by the Vermont Historical Society, The Center for Research on Vermont, and University of Vermont Special Collections, this event is free and open to the public.     

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