Settlers’ House and Barn
1846 • East Charlotte, Vermont • Moved to Museum: 1955
The Settlers' House is constructed of hand-hewn beech and pine timbers. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, Vermont settlers, loggers, and trappers often built similar temporary log homes. Research suggests that this particular example was constructed in the mid-19th century by a French Canadian settler working in the lumbering industry.
The current exhibits in the cabin, replica barn, and gardens reflect life in late 18th-century Vermont. Household implements, textiles, furnishings, and tools provide a glimpse into the range of skills required to establish a new Vermont homestead.
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
Location. 44° 22.572′ N, 73° 13.79′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Touch for map. Marker and buildings are on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road (US Hwy 7), Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sawmill (here, next to this marker); Dorset House (within shouting distance of this marker); Webb Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); Covered Bridge
Also see . . . Settlers' House and Barn. (Submitted on November 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.