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The Vermont Historical Society Museum in Montpelier and the Vermont History Center in Barre will be closed for a staff retreat on Tuesday, December 6th. We'll reopen on Wednesday, December 7th.
This talk will discuss the role of Henry Stevens, Jr. (son of the elder Henry Stevens who founded the Vermont Historical Society) in the American antiquarianism that raged in the transatlantic book world in the 1840s. That role included the purchase of a small but sensational collection of association copies from George Washington’s library at Mount Vernon, which highlighted differences between British and American collecting habits and perspectives.
The Vermont History Museum in Montpelier and the Vermont History Center in Barre will be closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday on Saturday, December 24th and will reopen on Tuesday, December 27th.
The Vermont History Museum in Montpelier and the Vermont History Center in Barre will be closed in observance of New Years holiday on Saturday, December 30th. We'll reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2023.