The Greensboro Historical Society’s 37th annual Newsletter has been distributed, and the offerings for this summer are varied and interesting. Among the scheduled programs are lectures on The Greensboro Fire Department – the first hundred years (July 9), The very First Vermonters – The Early Abenaki (August 13), and a two part seminar Vermont in the Civil War (July 16 and 23). As always there will be the fun Ice Cream Social and Games (Aug 4) and the Annual Book Sale (September 1). More information on these events can be found on the Greensboro Association Calendar. In addition (and farther afield) the GHS is publicising the Vermont history Expo in Tunbridge, which celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War (June 16 & 17), as well as a fascinating Barn Raising at the Old Stone House in Brownington on June 9.
This year the GHS exhibition has two themes. The first “The Hill Legacy” shows life in early Greensboro through an extensive collection of artefacts and items from the Hill Family. The second “Scenes of Childhood” features a selection of the murals of long time Greensboro summer resident Anne Waterman Mattill which speak to childhood and summers in Greensboro. These murals were drawn from a collection which Anne created over 25 years in the Children’s Library in Concord Massachusetts – a series which was an institution for library goers and generations of parents in Concord. A contest will run during the summer with questionnaires (both adult and children) to be filled in at the Society while viewing the exhibitions. The Historical Society is located at 29 Breezy Avenue, next to The Willey’s Store and across the street from The Miller’s Thumb. Further information on the exhibition and it’s hours may be found on the GHS website at www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org.
For copies of the newsletter, which also features long time Greensboro resident Madeline Gebbie and comments on the Hazen Road Dispatch, become a member of the GHS. Dues per family are $20 and go to support the programs and facilities of this volunteer run organisation.