Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series has a new addition on Shoreham. The book costs $21.99 and if you buy it from a Shoreham Historical Society member, we will get the profit to put toward our new storage/display barn. Shipping can be done by priority mail for $5.60.
We are also selling t-shirts with the Green Mountain Boys flag on them. Above the flag it says "America's first victory" and below "launched from Shoreham, Vermont." They are available in short sleeve for $15 and long sleeve for $20 in both youth and adult sizes. Profits from the sales of shirts and books will go toward our proposed new display/storage barn. Contact S.H.S. at P.O. Box 156, Shoreham, VT 05770 for more information.
Note: Meetings will no longer be held at Shoreham Elementary; Please note the changes below.
Also: Please note the recent change of venue for the July meeting.
July 2 - 7:00 p.m. at the Bridport Historical Society. A presentation of Margaret R. (Rother) Nocca's book, "The Red Brick Pantry." It tells of her family's experience moving to Bridport in 1961.
A tour of the BHS building will follow the presentation.
Aug 6 -Time to be announced. Tour of the King's Gardens, Fort Ticonderoga Group rate $12 for adults/seniors. There is an option of box lunches or cafe (this must be decided prior).
Sept 8 - 7:00 p.m. at the Old Stone Schoolhouse on 22A. - A presentation by Ken Wheeling, a noted horse-drawn vehicle expert. The topic will be "Moscow to Minneapolis" a survey of the development of the sleigh from Russia, Europe & North America."
Oct 1 - 7:00 p.m. at the Platt Memorial Library. - Stuart Lillie will speak about the mounted militia men from Western Massachusetts & Vermont. He will weave that into a broader discussion on saddles in New England.
Nov 5 - 7:00 p.m. at the at the Conservatory on School Road. - Paul Saenger will return with more about Lake Champlain.
Dec 4 - Potluck Christmas Dinner 6:00 p.m. at the Shoreham Inn (reservations required).
Town of Shoreham - up to date town information, calendar and links to town organizations Vermont Historical Society - all Vermont History, and links to other local societies Addison Railroad Historical Society - the Addison Branch of the Rutland RR
A fascinating site with a full history of the branch line of the Rutland Railroad that ran through the towns of Whiting, Shoreham, and Orwell, before crossing Lake Champlain to New York. Excellent photo gallery.
See a map of the Addison Branch. Remembering the Rutland - the Rutland Railroad Historical Society
Publications About Shoreham
In Print: Shoreham - the Town and Its People - an updating of the Goodhue classic A Genealogical Register of the Early Families of Shoreham, Vermont - 1992 Supplement The Historic Architecture of Addison County - published by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation in 1992. Out of Print, but worth finding: A Genealogical Register of the Early Families of Shoreham, Vermont - MacIntire & Witherell 1984
History of the Town of Shoreham - authored by Rev. Josiah F. Goodhue 1861