Green Mountaineer - Doing History

Historians explore the past by looking at old papers, buildings, and even graveyards!  Here are some articles about being historians:

Abby Hemenway's Thirty-Year Legacy (PDF  1.3MB)
All the News That Is Fit To Print (PDF 1.0MB)
A Story in Stone (PDF 1.1MB)
In Search of Puzzling and Humorous Epitaphs (PDF .3MB)
Was Your Town a Mill Town? (PDF .7MB)
Was Your Town a World War II Boom Town? (PDF .6MB)
If Only Walls Could Speak (PDF 1.0MB)
Windsor's Built Environment (PDF .8MB)
Digging Into the Past (PDF .9MB)
Vermont's Fabulous Folksongs (PDF 1.3MB)
The Art of Remembering (PDF .8MB)
Counting Heads in 1791: The United States Census in Vermont (PDF 1.4MB)

Historians use the word "ephemera" to talk about papers that were meant to be temporary, not permanent.  Ephemera includes papers like newspapers, receipts or tags on new clothing.  What can historians learn from ephemera that was saved instead of thrown out?

News That's Off the Wall (PDF 2.0MB)
What Makes the News? (PDF 1.3MB)
Wrap It Up! History Hidden in the Paper World of Ephemera (PDF .4MB)
History Hidden in the Paper World of Ephemera - July 4th (PDF .4MB)
History Hidden in the Paper World of Ephemera - Bumper Stickers (PDF .5MB)
History Hidden in the Paper World of Ephemera - Anniversaries (PDF .5MB)
History Hidden in the Paper World of Ephemera - Animal Power (PDF .4MB)
History Hidden in the Paper World of Ephemera - Shoes (PDF .4MB)
History Hidden in the Paper World of Ephemera - School (PDF .4MB)
History Hidden in the Paper World of Ephemera - Camps (PDF .4MB)
History Hidden in the Paper World of Ephemera - Civil War (PDF .5MB)
History Hidden in the Paper World of Ephemera - World War II (PDF .6MB)
History Hidden in the Paper World of Ephemera - Politics (PDF .4MB)
Vermont's Story Told in Stamps (PDF .5MB)

Being a historian can be fun!  What do you like about exploring history?

Charting the Future and Past: A Perpetual Calendar (PDF 1.6MB)
An Ancestral Treasure Hunt (PDF 1.2MB)
Family History Scrabble (PDF .9MB)
Then and Now, Past and Present (PDF .9MB)
Your Town in the Future (PDF .8MB)

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