Category Archives: Vermont

Prestigious 2023 AASLH Award of Excellence for More Than a Market

Historic New England received a American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Award of Excellence for More than a Market: Food, Community, and Family in the Markets of Burlington and Winooski, Vermont. About More Than a Market More than a Market was a multi-year project that shared immigrant experiences through the lens of past […]

“The Blessed Plant,” the power of cassava

More Than A Market Update Walk through most market or grocery stores, and you’ll find a variety of chips and crackers marketed as grain or gluten free. That is thanks to cassava. Even if you haven’t tried these tasty alternatives, you may have consumed cassava in tapioca, the little pearls used in pudding and baking, […]

Celebrating local Burlington markets

Historic New England celebrates the importance of local, immigrant-owned markets with More than a Market: A Walking Tour of Burlington’s Local Markets. The walking tours are on Saturdays from September 18 to October 30, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The tours visit locations of past and present-day markets in Burlington’s Old North End, sharing stories […]

Vermont’s historic Root Schoolhouse reopens

The community of Norwich, Vermont, celebrated the reopening of Root Schoolhouse as a space for community events following a decade of restoration work. The August 28 celebration was filled with music, games, displays, refreshments, and remarks from past President of the Root Schoolhouse Board Brian Cook and current President Courtney Dobyns. Restoring the historic schoolhouse […]

Exactly what was Charles Ponzi selling in Vermont?

Another tale from More than a Market research Synonymous with Bernard Madoff’s name is “Ponzi schemer.” With Madoff’s recent death in prison, where he had served eleven of a 150-year sentence for fraud, it’s interesting to note a connection between Vermont and Charles Ponzi, an Italian immigrant who perfected the “get rich quick” scheme in […]

“More Than a Market” looks at neighborhood markets in two Vermont communities is a virtual tour of past and present-day local markets. The markets have been fixtures in Burlington and Winooski neighborhoods for almost two hundred years. We are happy to introduce you to the first phase of a three-year project —More than a Market: Finding Community in Local Markets of Burlington and Winooski, Vermont. Our […]

Vermont neighborhood markets persevere through COVID-19

Upcoming Everyone’s History project shares the stories of immigrant-owned markets Markets Then and Now Before there were big chain grocery stores, small markets catered to individual neighborhoods. Residents relied on these community anchors for everyday needs. They stocked produce, canned and frozen foods, paper goods, soft drinks, baseball cards, magazines, cigarettes, and penny candy. A […]

Burlington-area “More than a Market” project will share immigrant stories

Thanks to grants from the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation, the Preservation Trust of Vermont, and the Vermont Humanities Council, and additional support from, Main Street Landing, and Northfield Savings Bank, Historic New England is developing its next Everyone’s History project. More than a Market: Finding Community in Burlington-Area Immigrant Neighborhoods brings the immigration experience […]

Video: “Rooted: Cultivating Community in the Vermont Grange”

The Everyone’s History documentary is now available to watch for free online. Rooted: Cultivating Community in the Vermont Grange takes viewers inside the Grange, the national farmers’ fraternal order that has worked to strengthen and preserve rural communities since 1867. Made in partnership with the Vermont Folklife Center, the documentary weaves archival images and oral […]

Shacksbury introduces Gropius House Cider

Shacksbury’s limited edition cider benefits Gropius House orchard rehabilitation Shacksbury Cider, Loyal Art + Design, and Historic New England celebrate the Bauhaus centennial with a limited edition release of Gropius House Cider. Sales of the cider support future apple orchard restoration at Gropius House, a National Historic Landmark. A pioneering architect and founder of the […]