On June 18 & 19, 2016, we shared H2O: The Power of Water in Vermont History
Vermont has a long and elemental history with water. Destructive events such as the 1927 flood and 2011's Tropical Storm Irene have changed lives and communities both physically and emotionally. Water-powered mills and factories were economic engines for their communities; the Connecticut River and Lake Champlain connected Vermont to the larger world and were important military sites and travel routes; snow and ice have made Vermont a winter sports capital; and finally, each town can boast of a beloved community swimming hole, covered bridge, or waterfall.
This year, Vermont History Expo made a big splash! We took attendees back to the days of small Vermont hill farms, rural country stores, horses and buggies, homespun clothes and hearthside stories. Over 100 history and heritage organizations offered fascinating exhibits sharing community history from all over the state. Artists, artisans, musicians, authors, crafters, and genealogists completed this history-filled heritage extravaganza!
We would like to thank all our sponsors for another fabulous year of sharing Vermont's history.