VSARA Calendar of Events


VSARA Reference Room CLOSED

All day at VSARA, 1078 US RTE 2, Middlesex, VT

The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) Reference Room Hours are from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday. The Reference Room is closed on Mondays.    


ARCHIVES MONTH EVENT! “Lightning in a Bottle: Celebrating Archives in Vermont” Lightning Talk and Social Event

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, at Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre, VT 05641

Vermont archivists are invited to participate in an informal Vermont Archives Network (VAN) event hosted by the Vermont Historical Society and the Vermont Historical Records Advisory Board! Join us at the Vermont History Center in Barre for a series of 7-minute lightning talks to learn and share exciting archival activities occurring throughout Vermont.  Lightning talks will range from how to make headway on processing record backlogs to a great new volunteer or digital initiative. Big or small, share your proudest accomplishments! Give your talk in the Pecha Kucha style if so inclined!   After the lightning talks, VAN will walk over to Cornerstone Pub in downtown Barre for networking and refreshments. If you’d like to give a 7-minute talk about your repository’s latest project, contact organizers Amanda Gustin (Vermont Historical Society, amanda.gusnulltin@vermonnullthistory.onullrg) and Mary Margaret Groberg (Norwich University, mgroberg@nnullorwich.edunull). We encourage repositories of ALL sizes and types to participate.    


ARCHIVES MONTH EVENT! VSARA Open House followed by "It's In the Records: Shedding Light on a Middlebury Cold Case" presented by Kris Bowdish & Tanya Marshall

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at VSARA, 1078 US RTE 2, Middlesex, VT

It's In the Records: Shedding Light on a Middlebury Cold Case: On May 15, 1935, the remains of a woman and her two children were discovered on the side of a rural logging road in Middlebury. The case was immediately classified a homicide, as each skull was clearly punctured with a bullet! The remains, at that point slightly exposed, were wrapped in a canvas awning and one skull may have rested on a pillow, as feathers were found there. The mother and her two children have never been identified and after haunting public officials and law enforcement for more than 80 years, archival records recently helped shed some light on the case’s many twists and turns. Can archival records help identify the three victims too?   An open house and tours of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration will precede the program, beginning at 5 pm. Middlebury Detective Kris Bowdish and State Archivist Tanya Marshall’s presentation is scheduled for 6 pm. This event is free and open to the public.  


ARCHIVES MONTH EVENT! "On the Road to Your Family History" presented by Mariessa Dobrick

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at Franklin Conference Center at the Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Rutland, VT, 05701

On the Road to Your Family History: Genealogists are familiar with using vital and probate records to trace ancestry, but did you know that the Vermont State Archives & Records Administration (VSARA) has a wide range of other records that can be useful for family history research? VSARA archivist Mariessa Dobrick will be providing not only an introduction to records beyond the usual resources for genealogical research, but will also highlight some of the stories gleaned from records. (Presentation is part of Genealogical Society of Vermont’s Fall 2016 Meeting. Registration is required. Please visit http://www.genealogyvermont.org/upcoming.htm for more information.)    

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