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By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2014
2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment Marker
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment
On June 24, 1861, the first Vermont soldiers who enlisted for service in the Civil War for three years left Burlington for Washington by rail. Four days earlier, the 866 officers and men from across the state had been mustered into the Union Army . . . — Map (db m75584) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Andrew Harris 1814-1841 — First African American Graduate of the University of Vermont, 1838 — Abolitionist & Advocate of Black Equality
"We consider it criminal in the sight of God and man, longer silently to submit to our indignities, or suffer them to be transmitted to posterity." Andrew Harris was one of the first African Americans to earn a college degree. The antislavery . . . — Map (db m97754) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Athletic Park
Located on the streetcar line between Burlington and Winooski, Athletic Park was the home of the University of Vermont's baseball and football teams and track-and-field events from 1887 until Centennial Field opened in 1906. It was also where . . . — Map (db m75483) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Battery Park — Scene of British Attack in War of 1812
Here in June 1813, a Vermonter, Lieut. Churchill, and men built a parapet and set up a battery. On Aug. 3 a British gunboat and 2 sloops, 1½ miles offshore, began a cannonade. This attack was repulsed in 20 minutes by the American Battery and . . . — Map (db m75582) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Burial Place of General Ethan Allen — Born 1738 – Died 1789
The mortal remains of Ethan Allen, Vermont leader, fighter, writer and philosopher, lie in this cemetery beneath the marble statue, but his spirit is in Vermont now. — Map (db m51646) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Burlington Civil War Memorial — 1907
. . . — Map (db m89144) WM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Captain John Lonergan — 1837 - 1902 — Hero of Gettysburg
In this park on July 22, 1863, Vermont's only ethnic Civil War unit was welcomed home from the battle of Gettysburg. Lonergan commanded Co. A, 13th VT Regiment - the Irish Company - and he received the Medal of Honor for gallantry in the battle. . . . — Map (db m88639) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Celebrating Champlain — Parades and Pagentry
In July 1609, Samuel de Champlain became the first European to set eyes on Lake Champlain. Three hundred years later, in July of 1909, communities around Lake Champlain celebrated the tercentenial of Champlain's expedition. Burlington marked the . . . — Map (db m91649) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Centennial Field
Named to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the University of Vermont’s first graduating class, Centennial Field has been the home of UVM athletics since 1906. The three ballparks that have stood on this site have hosted semi-professional and . . . — Map (db m23429) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Chittenden County Trust Company — 1931
This Beaux Arts-style building, with its symmetrical marble facades, prominent cornices, sculptural ancient Greek and Roman details, and arched windows and doors, was designed by famed Boston architects Harper & West at the request of the . . . — Map (db m93055) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Church Street — Burlington, VT
Had you stood at this location in the early 1800s, you would have had to lift your skirt off the dirt lane to step up onto the plank sidewalk or guard your hat from the danger of low wooden canopies. Pedestrians competed with horse and carriage on . . . — Map (db m23579) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Church Street Marketplace
In 1962 architecture student Bill Truex experienced the transformation of Stroget, Copenhagen's main shopping area from traffic-snarled nightmare to successful pedestrian mall. Seven years later, while on the Burlington Planning Commission, Truex . . . — Map (db m89110) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Church Street Marketplace
In 1962 architecture student Bill Truex experienced the transformation of Stroget, Copenhagen's main shopping area from traffic-snarled nightmare to successful pedestrian mall. Seven years later, while on the Burlington Planning Commission, Truex . . . — Map (db m89112) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — City Hall Park — Burlington, VT
In 1797, a city planned grid system was laid out for Burlington, incorporating the few transportation routes that existed, including King, Pearl, Church and Battery Streets. At the city’s center, space was reserved for a park (now City Hall Park) . . . — Map (db m23580) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Ethan Allen — Park is Site of Farm Owned by Hero of Ticonderoga
Putting behind him the martial deeds of a hero, Ethan came here in 1787 to till the soil as a peaceful farmer. On Feb. 12, 1789, he died here after a trip across the ice to South Hero. Memorial Tower was built on Indian Rock, traditional Algonquin . . . — Map (db m75585) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Ethan Allen Park - Wilderness in the City
A century ago, most of this area was rural, but people were beginning to build houses here. William Van Patten owned many acres of land locally, and he wanted a park in this new neighborhood. He got on his old horse, Mattie, and let her find easy . . . — Map (db m89149) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — First Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting House
Designed by noted architect Peter Banner of Boston, the Federal-style Meeting House was built in 1816 for the First Congregational Society (Unitarian) and is the oldest surviving place of worship in Burlington. Banner's design features a projecting . . . — Map (db m97755) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — General William Wells / Dr. H. Nelson Jackson — (1837-1892) / (1872-1955)
General William Wells (1837-1892) In 1861 William Wells joined the First Vermont Cavalry as a Private and rose to the rank of Brevet Major-General. Promoted more times than any other Vermonter during the American Civil War, he participated in . . . — Map (db m75549) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Grace Goodhue Coolidge
On Oct. 4, 1905, at 2:30 p.m. in front of the bay window in the parlor of this house, Grace Goodhue married Calvin Coolidge of Plymouth Notch, VT. Calvin Coolidge became President of the United States and Grace served as First Lady from 1923-1929. . . . — Map (db m75591) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Howard William Plant memorial
. . . — Map (db m75563) WM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — John Dewey — Philosopher and Pioneer in Modern Education
Born here on Oct. 20, 1859, John Dewey attended local schools and in 1879 graduated from the University of Vermont. Dewey was world-renowned as a philosopher and author of many books. Ideas drawn from his educational doctrines profoundly influenced . . . — Map (db m75558) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Lake Champlain Navy Memorial
Honoring Robert T. Stafford Vermont Governor-Congressman-United States Senator Captain United States Navy First Commanding Officer- Naval Reserve Center, Burlington Established in 1946, the Naval Reserve Center occupied this site in . . . — Map (db m106414) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Little Italy
Beginning in the early 1900s, the area directly to the east housed numerous emigrants. Many moved here from Italy with hopes to build better lives. Some worked in the lumber mills and railroad yards that bordered the lake. In the process, they . . . — Map (db m75562) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Mary Martha Fletcher — (1830-1885)
Mary Fletcher, born in Jericho, Vt., moved here with her family at age 20. Following her father’s death, the family established Fletcher Free Library (1873). Mary Fletcher continued her parents’ benefactions. She founded Mary Fletcher Hospital . . . — Map (db m75501) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Quadricentennial Celebration — Burlington's International Waterfront Festival
During July 2009, the City of Burlington staged a 13-day International Waterfront Festival to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's bold expedition into the lake that today bears his name. The festival included artists, diplomats, . . . — Map (db m91614) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Saint-Joseph Parish
. . . — Map (db m97387) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Samuel de Champlain — 1570-1635
Founder of New France. Dedicated July 2, 2009 in celebration of the 400th anniversary of his trip down the lake in the summer of 1609. Champlain College is forever grateful to Trustee Emeritus and friend John W. Heisse Jr., M.D. for commissioning . . . — Map (db m87969)
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Site of the American House — 1808 - 1893
Site of the American House 1808-1893 Presidents Monroe, Van Buren, Pierce, Grant Generals Scott, Wool, Hampton Henry Clay, and other famous famous people entertained here. — Map (db m21813) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Site of the Old Gas Station
Original home of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Founded May 5, 1978 Placed in commemoration of their Tenth Anniversary Celebration June 4, 1988 — Map (db m89108) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — The Battery
The battery of thirteen guns on this ground repulsed an attack of three British gunboats June 13 1813 It was the defense of Burlington and of the United States Army here encamped during the war of 1812 This tablet was erected by the Green Mountain . . . — Map (db m75564) HM WM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — The Black Snake Affair
In 1808, the Federal government, reacting to unfair British policies, passed an Embargo Act, forbidding trade with Great Britain. The Champlain Valley relied on trade with British Canada and the Act was unpopular and significant smuggling . . . — Map (db m98393) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Vermont / Steamer "Vermont"
Vermont Major Cross-State Route to the Connecticut River From this point, where the Winans launched their steamer "Vermont" in 1808, travelers drive eastward on Route US 2, cutting through the Green Mountain Range at Bolton to the Capitol at . . . — Map (db m75561) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — William Wells
Brevet Major General U.S. Vols. 1837-1892 First Lieut. Co. C 1st Vermont Cavalry Oct. 14 1861 Captain Co. C Nov. 18 1861 Major Dec. 30 1862 Colonel July 2 1864 Brevet Brigadier General U.S. Vols. Feb. 22 1865 Brevet Major General U.S. . . . — Map (db m75579) HM WM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Charlotte — Quinlan Schoolhouse

This school was one of thirteen one-room schoolhouses in Charlotte. It was built around 1850 and was in use until 1950. One-room schoolhouses were built throughout the town in order to educate the children of nearby farm families. Children . . . — Map (db m108961) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Charlotte — The Charlotte Whale — The Vermont State Fossil
In 1849 an 11,000 year old Beluga Whale was found north of this site in what had been the Champlain Sea. Resident J.G. Thorp collected the bones, and naturalist Zadock Thompson assembled the skeleton now displayed in the Perkins Museum of Geology . . . — Map (db m75963) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Charlotte — World War II Memorial — 1941 • 1945

Charlotte Honor Roll

[Died in service] William M. St.George • Romeo LeClair George Sturgeon • Parker D. Leonard

[Roll of Veterans] — Map (db m108963) WM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Charlotte — World War Memorial — 1918

The Roll of Honor of Charlotte, Vermont

[Died in service] Harry Hanks • DeLial W. Magee • Julius S. Munnette

[Veterans] William F. Abare • Donald Aunchman • Edward J. Bessette, Jr. Harold H. Bessette • Moses Booska • Roy . . . — Map (db m108960) WM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Colchester — Buffalo Soldiers At Fort Ethan Allen — 1909-1913
In July 1909, the 10th U.S. Cavalry arrived at Fort Ethan Allen for a four-year assignment. Nicknamed the "Buffalo Soldiers" during the American Indian Wars, the 10th Cavalry was one of the first peacetime all-black regiments established in the . . . — Map (db m104074) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Colchester — Colchester — The Early Years
By 1763, the English had driven the French armies from Canada making the Champlain Valley safe for settlement. In the same year, King George III chartered Colchester Township on the Onion River - now known as the Winooski. In 1773, Ira Allen's . . . — Map (db m86658) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Colchester — Colchester Log Schoolhouse
In 1810, Vermont State Law required towns to raise a minimum of 1 cent on the dollar in property taxes for support of town schools. The one room schoolhouse before you was built between 1815 and 1827 to serve students on the area once known as South . . . — Map (db m88739) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Colchester — Ray W. Collins
A descendant of one of Burlington’s original settlers, Ray Williston Collins was born on this farm on February 11, 1887. After graduating from Burlington High School and the University of Vermont, Collins joined the Boston Red Sox in 1909 and soon . . . — Map (db m86646) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Essex — Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Ethan Allen — 1909-1913
In July 1909, the 10th U.S. Cavalry arrived at Fort Ethan Allen for a four-year assignment. Nicknamed the “Buffalo Soldiers” during the American Indian Wars, the 10th Cavalry was one of the first peacetime all-black regiments . . . — Map (db m104492) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Essex Junction — There's Only One Essex Junction
There is Only One Essex Junction What's in a Name? This village was originally known as Hubbel's Falls after an early settler who built a mill in Essex on the Winooski River. During the autumn of 1849 the Vermont Central's owner, . . . — Map (db m92207) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Hinesburg — Chester Arthur
Boyhood home of President Chester A. Arthur 1833 - 1835. — Map (db m97559) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Hinesburg — Early Black Settlers
(side 1) On this hill from 1795 to 1865 thrived an African American farming community. The first settlers at the bottom of this road in 1798, from MA, were Samuel Peters, Hannah Lensemen & husband Prince Peters. Prince served in Captain . . . — Map (db m86659) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Jericho — "Snowflake" Bentley — Jericho's world famous snowflake authority
For fifty years Wilson A. Bentley, a farmer and self taught scientist, developed his technique of photomicrography to reveal to the world the grandeur and mystery of the snowflake — its universal hexagonal shape and its infinite number of . . . — Map (db m74314) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Jericho — Chittenden Mills
Named for Thomas Chittenden, first governor of Vermont and great-great grandfather of Frank Howe. Frank and his father Lucian rebuilt this mill in 1885 changing from grinding with millstones to the new gradual reduction roller process. Grain was . . . — Map (db m97753) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Milton — Historic Lake Islands - Samuel De Champlain
These islands were first seen by a European in 1609, when Samuel De Champlain explored the Lake which bears his name and claimed them for the King of France. Ceded in 1763 to Britain, they became part of the Royal Colony of New York. After 1776, . . . — Map (db m74516) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Richmond — A Tribute to the Cochran Family of Richmond, VT
A skiing family....whose combined efforts as members of U.S. ski teams in Olympic and world competition have brought fame and recognition to themselves, their nation and to this Vermont ...Community Gold Medal Winner Barbara Cochran . . . — Map (db m76392) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Richmond — Edmunds' Birthplace — Site of Homestead of Lawyer and Statesman
George F. Edmunds, one of this nation’s foremost legislators, was born on this farm, Feb. 1, 1828. After serving at Montpelier as Speaker, he represented Vermont in Washington as Senator for 25 years, and presided over the Senate when Arthur was . . . — Map (db m86661) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Richmond — Huntington Gorge / Deaths at the Huntington Gorge — Site of Richmond’s first grist mill and electric generating plant
Huntington Gorge By 1802, John Preston had built a grist mill here at Richmond’s best water-power site. It was operated continuously for a century, last of all by the Robinson family. The Richmond Light and Power Co. converted the mill in 1903 . . . — Map (db m86802) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Richmond — Richmond's Fallen Son
10th Mountain Division Richmond's Fallen Son PFC Adam J. Muller US Army Gunner HHC, 1st BSTB -Team Iroquois Killed serving our country in Iraq 11/5/07 — Map (db m76391) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Richmond — The Citizens of Richmond
In Memoriam erected by The Citizens of Richmond in honor of her patriotic men and women who served their country in the World War 1917 - 1919 — Map (db m76390) WM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Richmond — The Round Church / Richmond, Vermont
The Round Church This 16-sided church, Richmond's first meeting house, was built by a group led by William Rhodes in 1812-12 on land donated by Issac Gleason & Thomas Whitcomb. The first Proprietors were members of five denominations: Baptist, . . . — Map (db m76387) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Danby Water Fountain, Before 1911 — Unidentified maker — Iron
. . . — Map (db m109169) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Flat World, 2008 — Aaron T Stephan (Portland, Maine, b. 1974- ) — Cast iron. Courtesy of the artist and Samsψρ Projects, Boston

Aaron T Stephan believes that most world globes are relics of the past, arguing that they "fail to represent the complexities of globalization, world growth, and the interrelations of cultures and peoples." Comprised of twenty cast iron . . . — Map (db m109011) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Ticonderoga

History The steamboat Ticonderoga is America's last remaining side paddlewheel passenger steamer with a vertical beam engine. Commissioned by the Champlain Transportation Company, the Ticonderoga was built in 1906 at the . . . — Map (db m109149) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — An Intentional Landscape

Shelburne Museum's gardens and grounds, like its other collections, are designed to offer enjoyment, information, and an opportunity for relaxation and reflection. Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960) worked with Long Island . . . — Map (db m109492) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Apothecary Shop — Constructed on-site: 1959

The Apothecary Shop represents a late 19th-century druggist's shop. Prior to the Civil War, druggists gathered and dried herbs, grinding, distilling, and mixing them with a variety of substances to create medicinal remedies. By 1900, . . . — Map (db m109129) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Beach Gallery — Constructed on-site: 1960 • Rebuilt: 2008

Beach Gallery and Beach Lodge are designed to resemble an Adirondack camp. Named for William and Marie Beach, longtime hunting companions of J. Watson Webb (1884-1960) and Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960), the log buildings were constructed . . . — Map (db m109383) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Beach Lodge — Constructed on-site: 1960

Beach Gallery and Beach Lodge are designed to resemble an Adirondack camp. Named for William and Marie Beach, longtime hunting companions of Electra and J. Watson Webb, the log buildings were constructed on-site using timber from Nehasane, the . . . — Map (db m109430) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Blacksmith Shop — Ca. 1800 • Shelburne, Vermont — Moved to Museum: 1956

In the 18th and 19th centuries communities depended heavily on the village blacksmith as the primary source for tools, utensils, hardware, vehicle parts, and many other items. Many blacksmiths also served as farriers, . . . — Map (db m109099) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Colchester Reef Lighthouse Relocation

In testimony to the courage and ability of

Robert Francis, Foreman Donald Francis • Wayne Spear • Nathan Johnson Clifford Francis • Forrest Emmons

This lighthouse was dismantled on Colchester Reef, . . . — Map (db m109472) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Covered Bridge — 1845 • Cambridge, Vermont • Moved to Museum: 1950-1951

Measuring 168 feet in length with two vehicle lanes and a footpath, the Covered Bridge spanned the Lamoille River for more than one hundred years. The bridge's system of parallel-chord trusses and arches, which act in concert to support both . . . — Map (db m109489) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Diamond Barn — 19th century • Move to site: 1954

The distinctive diamond-shaped interior framing of this structure gives Diamond Barn its name. The building has housed a variety of exhibits, from brass foundry patterns to folk art. Today, the lower level of the building serves as a seasonal . . . — Map (db m109442) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Dorset House — Ca. 1832 • East Dorset, Vermont — Original Owner: Welcome Allen • Moved to Museum: 1953

This classic example of Greek Revival architecture originally served as a two-family house for the children of Welcome Allen. The Allens, who owned an iron foundry, built their home in the latest fashion, utilizing stoves for heat rather than . . . — Map (db m109484) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Dutton House — 1782 • Cavendish, Vermont • Original Owner: Salmon Dutton — Moved to Museum: 1950

Built in 1782 by Salmon Dutton, this house—the first dwelling brought to the Museum—was dismantled and moved from Cavendish, Vermont, in 1950. Dutton, who emigrated from Massachusetts, was a surveyor, town official, and toll road . . . — Map (db m109159) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building — Constructed on-site: 1967

This Greek Revival-styled structure was designed to resemble an Orwell, Vermont, farmhouse admired by Museum founder Electra Webb (1888-1960). The interior recreates six rooms from Electra and J. Watson Webb's 1930s Park Avenue, New York City, . . . — Map (db m109474) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — General Store — 1840 • Shelburne, Vermont — Moved to Museum: 1953

For many years, this building served as the Shelburne village post office before it was moved to the Museum intact, on a specially designed railroad track running down Route 7. The ground floor re-creates a late 19th-century general . . . — Map (db m109124) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery — Ca. 1800 • Shelburne, Vermont — Original Owner: Captain Benjamin Harrington • Moved to Museum 1947

The earliest portion of this building was constructed by Captain Benjamin Harrington as a distillery, used to provide alcohol for the Captain's nearby inn. Constructed of hand-hewn timbers and rough planks, the building later served as . . . — Map (db m109082) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Horseshoe Barn — Constructed on-site: 1949

This building was modeled after a unique horseshoe-shaped dairy barn near Georgia, Vermont. It is constructed of hand-hewn beams salvages from twelve barns and stones from two gristmills. The massive structure incorporates 745 timbers, posts, . . . — Map (db m109208) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Horseshoe Barn Annex — Constructed on-site: 1957

The Museum's collection of 19th- and early 20th-century horse-drawn vehicles was initially displayed in Horseshoe Barn. With the addition of more than 150 wagons, sleighs, coaches, and fire equipment, the collection . . . — Map (db m109215) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Jail — 1890 • Castleton, Vermont • Moved to Museum: 1953

The active slate-quarrying industry of Castleton, Vermont, provided ample raw materials for the construction of this holding structure, which houses two cells and a jailer's anteroom. A single barred window admits light into the building, which . . . — Map (db m109228) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Lighthouse — 1871 • Colchester Point, Lake Champlain, Vermont — Moved to Museum: 1952

The Lighthouse was located a mile off Colchester Point in Lake Champlain, marking the location of three reefs: Colchester Reef, Colchester Shoals, and Hogback Reef. The building was designed in 1869 by Albert Dow, a Burlington, Vermont, . . . — Map (db m109444) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Locomotive 220 — 1915 • Moved to Museum: 1960

Locomotive 220 was the last coal-burning steam ten-wheeler used on the Central Vermont Railway. As a medium-sized engine it moved both freight and passenger trains and became known as the [sic] "The Locomotive of Presidents" for its use on . . . — Map (db m109152) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Locomotive 220

The Rail Locomotive No. 220, built in 1915 by the American Locomotive [C]ompany of Schenectady, New York, was the last coal-burning, steam ten-wheeler used on the Central Vermont Railway. As a medium-sized 4-6-0 engine (4 leading wheels, 6 . . . — Map (db m109153) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Meeting House — 1840 • Charlotte, Vermont — Moved to Museum: 1952

Charlotte Meeting House was built by the community's Methodist congregation. The building's architectural details reflect Greek design influences, including the triangular pediment created by cornice moldings. During the building's 112-year . . . — Map (db m109101) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Owl Cottage Activity Center — Constructed on-site: 1956

Originally used for ticketing, information, and the museum store, Owl Cottage today is a lively center for hands-on experiences for children. Toys, books, games, and craft activities engage visitors of all ages. — Map (db m109438) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Pleissner Gallery — Constructed on-site: 1986

The Pleissner Gallery was built to honor Brooklyn-born artist Ogden Minton Pleissner (1905-1983), a close friend of the Webb family who earned national recognition for his work as a war artist, landscape painter, and talented chronicler of . . . — Map (db m109432) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Prentis House — 1773 • Hadley, Massachusetts — Original Owner: John Dickinson • Moved to Museum: 1955

This two-story saltbox home is built around a massive central chimney with seven flues that meet on the second floor in a beehive-shaped form. John Dickinson built Prentis House on four acres where he and his family farmed . . . — Map (db m109157) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Preservation of the Colchester Reef Lighthouse
. . . — Map (db m109471) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Print Shop — Constructed on-site: 1955

Constructed from historic timbers, the Print Shop exhibits a range of printing equipment that might have been found in an early 20th-century small-town print shop, from an 1820s handpress to a 1950 high-speed Heidelberg press. Late 19th-century . . . — Map (db m109207) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Rail Car Grand Isle — 1899 • Wagner Palace Car Company • Moved to Museum: 1960

Dr. William Seward Webb (1851-1926), president of the Rutland Railroad and the Wagner Palace Car Company, lived for part of the year in Shelburne, commuting to New York City in his own private car, the Ellesmere, which was similar to the . . . — Map (db m109371) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Railroad Station — 1890 • Shelburne, Vermont • Moved to Museum: 1959

Built in 1890 by Rutland Railroad President Dr. William Seward Webb (1851-1926), the Railroad Station was originally located near the center of Shelburne to serve passengers of the Central Vermont and Rutland Railroads. Designed by architect . . . — Map (db m109368) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Ron Stowell — Shelburne Museum Staff Member — 1953 - 1995

In appreciation of Ron Stowell Key member of the team that helped create and shape Shelburne Museum — Map (db m109216) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Round Barn — 1901 • Fred Quimby • East Passumpsic, Vermont — Moved to Museum: 1985-1986

The three-story Round Barn was built in 1901 to improve agricultural efficiency on the farm. Hay from the top floor and silage from the central silo dropped through feed chutes to the middle level, where up to sixty cows could be stancioned . . . — Map (db m109520) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Sawmill — Constructed on-site: 1957

The Sawmill building houses the Trescott-Shepard sawmill originally located in South Royalton, Vermont. The water-powered mill was built in the late 1700s on Mill Brook by Jeremiah Trescott and his partner, Captain Stevens. Trescott's . . . — Map (db m109483) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Schoolhouse — Ca. 1840 • Vergennes, Vermont — Moved to Museum: 1947

The one-room Schoolhouse was the first structure moved to the Museum. The building has several distinct classical architectural features, including a projecting bell tower, arched door opening, and sash windows. The structure originally stood . . . — Map (db m109087) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — 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 . . . — Map (db m109479) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Shaker Shed — 1840 • Canterbury, New Hampshire — Moved to Museum: 1951

This building originally served a large Shaker community in Canterbury, New Hampshire, as a one-story horse and carriage stand. The simple, unadorned commercial structure was expanded in 1850 to provide storage space for brooms made and sold by . . . — Map (db m109172) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Shelburne United Methodist Church Memorial

Scripture 1800 • The First Society

Tradition 1834 • The Brick Church

Experience 1872 • The Stone Church

Reason 2000 • The Bicentennial Addition — Map (db m109237) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Smokehouse — Ca. 1820 • Charlotte, Vermont • Moved to Museum: 1949

Smokehouses are small, airtight stone structures where meat was preserved. Traditionally, butchered cuts were salted and then hung in a smokehouse above a smoldering fire of corn cobs and hickory wood. Meats remained in place for several days, . . . — Map (db m109223) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Stagecoach Inn — Ca. 1787 • Charlotte, Vermont — Original Owner: Hezekiah Barnes • Moved to Museum: 1949

Hezekiah Barnes, a U.S. militia captain turned road surveyor, strategically located his inn and trading post in Charlotte on opposite sides of the main stage route from Montreal. Built in the Georgian style, the exterior of the inn features . . . — Map (db m109219) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Stencil House — Ca. 1804 • Columbus, New York • Moved to Museum: 1953 — Original Owner: Melicu and Louisa Tuttle

The Stencil House is typical of small side-gabled homes common in New York and New England. The floor plan groups four rooms around a central chimney. A central front door, flanked by pairs of double-hung windows, opens into a small entrance . . . — Map (db m109132) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Stone Cottage — Ca. 1840 • South Burlington, Vermont — Moved to Museum: 1949

Stone Cottage is constructed of limestone laid in straight courses rather than in the more common scatterstone technique. It was originally built as a farmhand's house; the first tenants were a family of five, including husband and wife, two . . . — Map (db m109083) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — The Parade

Deeded to the town by Capt. Benjamin Harrington April 18, 1807 — Map (db m109235) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — The Rail Car Grand Isle

The Rail Car Grand Isle (1899) was one of the last private cars built by the Wagner Palace Car Co. before Pullman took control of the company at the end of 1899. The car was used by Dr. William Seward Webb and the Rutland Railroad until 1914, . . . — Map (db m109379) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Ticonderoga
1906•Shelburne, Vermont•Original owner: Champlain Transportation Company •Moved to museum: 1955 The 220-foot Ticonderoga is America's last remaining walking beam side-wheel passenger steamer, and a National Historic Landmark. Serving a . . . — Map (db m97385) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Toy Shop — Constructed On-site: ca. 1949

Built adjacent to the Variety Unit to reflect the "continuous architecture" building style common throughout New England, the Toy Shop displays an array of children's playthings: transportation toys, mechanical banks, an operating model train, . . . — Map (db m109085) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Variety Unit — Ca. 1835 • Shelburne, Vermont (in situ)

This brick farmhouse is the only historic structure at the Museum original to the site. A rambling building, its complex structure consists of a series of one- and two-room additions to the original farmhouse in the New England "continuous . . . — Map (db m109086) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Vermont House Gallery — Ca. 1790 • Shelburne, Vermont — Original Owner: Asa R. Slocumb • Moved to Museum: 1950

This intimate stone structure is a conjectural restoration and reconstruction of an original log framed house built in Shelburne in the late 18th century.

Vermont House features Something Old, Something New: Continuity & . . . — Map (db m109158) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — War Memorial
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Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Weaving Shop — Constructed on-site: 1955

Constructed using historic building materials, the Weaving Shop exhibits a variety of hand-spinning and weaving equipment and interprets American textile traditions practiced in a 19th-century weaving shop.

On view are processing . . . — Map (db m109174) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Webb Gallery — Constructed on-site: 1960

This building was designed to complement neighboring historic structures. The main block, flanked by matched wings, echoes the symmetry and scale of nearby Dorset House, and the brick faηade reflects the construction materials of the . . . — Map (db m109476) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Welcome to Shelburne Museum

Shelburne Museum's founder Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960) was a pioneering collector of American folk art who established the Museum in 1947 to celebrate, in her words, "the art of everyday people" and to create "an educational project, . . . — Map (db m109010) HM

Vermont (Chittenden County), Winooski — Fort Frederick
Near this site in 1773 the first settlers Ira Allen and his uncle Remember Baker built of hewed timbers the block house called Fort Frederick as a protection from Indians and Yorkers It had 32 port holes and in it were held the meetings of . . . — Map (db m79911) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Winooski — Native Americans and Winooski
Imagine a time machine taking us back to this spot 500 years ago. We would see a deep, rocky waterfall now hidden under the ponded area behind the Winooski One hydroelectric dam, an extensive forest of small pine trees and small fields of corn, . . . — Map (db m89141) HM

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