Annual Meeting April 22nd

posted Mar 22, 2017, 8:11 AM by Ben Leslie   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 8:32 AM ]

Shaftsbury Historical Society

Preserving Shaftsbury’s Rich History

PO Box 401

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

www.shaftsburyhistoricalsociety.org



Shaftsbury Historical Society Annual Meeting


Date :  April 22nd, 2017


Time:   2pm - 4pm


Place:  Governor Galusha Homestead, 3871 VT Route 7A


Dear Member,


The annual meeting of the Shaftsbury Historical Society will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2 pm at the Governor Galusha Homestead.  The agenda will include the election of Trustees, election of Officers and a vote on proposed Bylaws amendments.  The SHS Board of Trustees cordially invite all current members to attend this meeting and vote on these items.  We will be providing an update on activity.

To view the proposed Bylaws amendments go to www.ShaftsburyHistoricalSociety.org, To request a copy  or if you have any inquiries email ShaftsburyHistoricalSociety@comcast.net or send your request to SHS, PO Box 401, Shaftsbury, VT 05262.


Any member may request an item to be placed on the Annual Meeting agenda, if received at least ten calendar days prior to the date of said meeting.   The agenda will be posted at a later date.




We look forward to seeing you!


Light refreshments will be available

2017 Nomination Sought for Shaftsbury’s Ordinary Hero

posted Mar 21, 2017, 5:11 AM by Ben Leslie

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2017 Nomination Sought for Shaftsbury’s Ordinary Hero

The town of Shaftsbury, Vermont has a unique blend of many strong yet humble; ordinary yet extraordinary individuals who contribute to the fabric of our community.  These civic –minded residents of Shaftsbury give of themselves without regard of recognition or reward making Shaftsbury a better place as a result of their good deeds.  In 2014 Shaftsbury Historical Society was pleased to honor Ruth Levin, as our first recipient followed by the distinguished Kenneth Coonradt in 2015 and Brenda & George Keen in 20016.

Shaftsbury Historical Society is currently seeking nominations for our 2017 Ordinary Hero. Kindly submit a written nomination by December 31, 2016 describing why you believe that individual is an     ” Ordinary Hero “of Shaftsbury, Vermont to:

The Shaftsbury Historical Society

 PO Box 401

 Shaftsbury, VT 05262. 

 

Thank you - Shaftsbury Historical Society Board of Trustees

 

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Thank - a- Fireman T- Shirt winner !

posted Mar 21, 2017, 4:58 AM by Ben Leslie



 Zoey Moffitt happily stands alongside of Jay Coonradt, First Chief and
Principal Jeff Johnson.

2017 Nomination Sought for Shaftsbury’s Ordinary Hero

posted Nov 30, 2016, 5:05 AM by Ben Leslie   [ updated Nov 30, 2016, 5:06 AM ]

Shaftsbury Historical Society is currently seeking nominations for our 2017 Ordinary Hero. Kindly submit a written nomination by December 31, 2016 describing why you believe that individual is an     ” Ordinary Hero “of Shaftsbury, Vermont to:

The Shaftsbury Historical Society

 PO Box 401

 Shaftsbury, VT 05262. 

 

Thank you - Shaftsbury Historical Society Board of Trustees



see attached PDF file for additional details

Ordinary Hero Nomination for 2016

posted Dec 17, 2014, 10:11 AM by Ben Leslie   [ updated Nov 23, 2015, 11:39 AM ]

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2016 Nomination Sought for Shaftsbury’s Ordinary Hero

The town of Shaftsbury, Vermont has a unique blend of many strong 

yet humble; ordinary yet extraordinary individuals who contribute to 

the fabric of our community.  These civic –minded residents of 

Shaftsbury give of themselves without regard of recognition or reward 

making Shaftsbury a better place as a result of their good deeds.  In 

2014 Shaftsbury Historical Society was pleased to honor Ruth Levin, as 

our first recipient followed by the distinguished Kenneth Coonradt in 

2015.

Shaftsbury Historical Society is currently seeking nominations for our 

2016 Ordinary Hero. Kindly submit a written nomination by December 

31, 2015 describing why you believe that individual is an” Ordinary 

Hero “of Shaftsbury, Vermont to: The Shaftsbury Historical Society, PO 

Box 401 Shaftsbury, VT 05262.  

Thank you Shaftsbury Historical Society Board of Trustees.

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Letter from Mitchell Race, President, 2014

posted Apr 28, 2014, 8:12 AM by Ben Leslie   [ updated Apr 28, 2014, 10:34 AM ]


Ordinary Heroes Day

posted Mar 18, 2014, 11:45 AM by Ben Leslie   [ updated Mar 18, 2014, 1:21 PM ]

SHAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Shaftsbury, VT

www.shaftsburyhistoricalsociety.org



Events Held at the Governor Galusha Homestead

3871 VT Route 7A


OPEN HOUSE

April 13th, 2014

2:00 – 4:00 pm



First Annual

Ordinary Heroes Day

All are welcome


Please join us for

the celebration of Shaftsbury’s

first “Ordinary Hero”



(tea and refreshments will be available)


A letter from Mitchell Race President, for the Board

posted Mar 18, 2014, 10:03 AM by Ben Leslie   [ updated Mar 18, 2014, 11:43 AM ]

                                                                                                                                               March 2013



Dear Friends,

The Shaftsbury Historical Society enjoyed a fun 2012 with events held at the Baptist Meeting House, the Governor Galusha Homestead and the Methodist Church in town.  With the help of the Board and friends of the Society, the Historical Society Museum continues to take shape. But, a lot still needs to be done.  Work on the Baptist Meeting House, as well as the Governor Galusha Homestead, needs to be completed.  There is never enough time in the day.

A full 2013 looks to be in the works.  We will be kicking off the season with a social on April 14th.   Stop on by the Governor Galusha Homestead and see what’s up.  On June 22nd join the Shaftsbury Historical Society, Bennington Historical Society and Bennington Museum on a Bus trip to Historic Deerfield.  This looks to be an enjoyable adventure.  On August 25th the Annual Chicken Barbecue will once again be held at the Governor Galusha Homestead.  Seth Bongartz, Director of Hildene, will give a lecture on President Lincoln while the chicken is cooking.   We are looking to eat around 4 pm.  On September 7th the Society will bring together a Colonial Muster and Harvest Fest.  This looks to be of the same scope as last year’s Colonial Day with fun for all ages.  To end the season Phyllis Chapman will impersonate Clara Barton and demonstrate Civil War Medicine on October 20th.

Work continues with the planning for the ‘Eagle Square’ Museum.  The RFP is 85% complete and is getting ready to go to the Board for review.  The Society has been in contact with the Preservation Trust and presented them with a new architectural drawing with the changes requested.  Many more steps need to occur before we actually start renovation of the “barn” but we are moving forward.  As part of this year’s membership form you can contribute directly toward the Eagle Square Museum fund.  We are going to try to raise money and get all permits this year for a spring 2014 renovation start.

Any and all input is important to our success!  Donations and volunteerism are always welcome and appreciated.  Our Board consists of dedicated and caring individuals who volunteer their time and energy endlessly for the Town of Shaftsbury and the Historical Society.  Protecting Shaftsbury’s historic treasures is a task we take seriously.  We have a new genealogist, Laura Marchese, who is willing to assist in genealogical research.  Kathy Link has joined the Board as well.  When submitting your membership please include your email address.

Look for information concerning these events in the local newspapers, Chamber News and the Shaftsbury Historical Society web site: www.shaftsburyhistoricalsociety.org. We can also be reached by email at Shaftsburyhistoricalsociety@comcast.net

Respectfully Submitted,

Mitchell R. Race

President, for the Board          


Chicken Dinner

posted Mar 2, 2014, 1:01 PM by Ben Leslie   [ updated Mar 18, 2014, 11:39 AM ]

SHAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Shaftsbury, VT

www.shaftsburyhistoricalsociety.org


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Events Held at the Governor Galusha Homestead

3871 VT Route 7A

OPEN HOUSE

August 2nd, 2014

4:00 – 6:30 pm

Speaker: PHYLLIS CHAPMAN

talks about


“Mrs. JJ Brown: Survivor of the Titanic”

5:00 pm

(tea and refreshments will be available)


To follow:

CHICKEN BARBECUE at 6:00 pm

Fundraising: Barbecue Chicken Dinner

$12.00


(includes barbecue chicken and two sides of your choice pasta salad, potato salad, or cole slaw)

Limited engagement: up to 125

Reservation tickets available at The Chocolate Barn, or call Mitch Race at 802-375-2776.


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