VT Maple Festival Museum Preview Weekend

The Saint Albans Historical Society & Museum will host a Preview Weekend during the Vermont Maple Festival. Admission is by donation, and there will be a special Maple Festival Exhibit on display.

Visitors can learn more about the St. Albans Raid, the northernmost land action of the Civil War, view artifacts telling the story of the railroad in Vermont, discover the French-Canadian heritage of St. Albans, and more.

The Museum will be open on Friday, April 25 from 1-4pm and Saturday, April 26, from 10am-4pm.

Learn more on our Facebook page.

The Museum will be open for the 2014 season from June – October.

Win $2500 and support the Museum!

Join us for an evening of friends, food, and fun to benefit the St. Albans Historical Society and Museum…with a chance to win the $2500 grand prize!

Tickets are only $100, and include dinner for two and one game ball. Email tickets@stamuseum.org or contact us to reserve your seat today!

6pm: Social Hour & Cash Bar
7pm: Buffet Dinner
8:00pm: Game Begins

Learn more and invite your friends on Facebook.

Event Updates This Week

Due to concerns with the weather forecast, the Local History Lecture Series program “The Great Fire of 1895,” originally planned for this Thursday, March 13, has been re-scheduled for Thursday, May 8 at 7pm.

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) in St. Albans has cancelled the scheduled presentation with Dr. Jack Mayer on Wednesday, March 12. It will now be held on Wednesday, April 30 at the Museum.

Join us for the St. Albans Bridal & Events Expo

The St. Albans Bridal & Events Expo will be hosted by The Bliss Room at the St. Albans Historical Society & Museum. Join us on Saturday, March 22 from 11am – 2pm for a fun and informative afternoon, where you can find all the information you need to plan your special day or event. Visit with representatives from local restaurants, florists, cake artists, wedding reception venues and more! Admission is FREE, and there will be entertainment, a cash bar, and door prizes.

Local Vendors Include:
Arbonne Skin and Make-Up
Betty’s Flower Basket
The Bliss Room at the St. Albans Historical Society & Museum
Charlotte’s Sweet Creations
Fine Mess Designs
Hall Communications (WOKO, WJOY, WKOL, WIZN, WBTZ)
Jaz Entertainment
Jeff’s Maine Seafood
JW Ryan’s Pub & Bar Services
Lakeside Sweets
Maggie O’s Frozen Yogurt
Marie Agan Photography
One Federal
Rail City Salon
Tumbleweeds Floral Creations
Younique by Morgan

Plan your next special event in our charming and historic space; please visit www.theblissroom.org, or find further details about the Expo on Facebook.

Lecture & Board Meeting on Thursday Postponed

UPDATE: The “Great Fire of 1895″ Local History Lecture Series Presentation will now be held on Thursday, March 13 at 7pm. The Board meeting will now be held on Thursday, February 20.

The Board of Trustees Meeting and Local History Lecture Series presentation planned for Thursday, February 13 have been postponed due to weather. We will announce the rescheduled dates as soon as possible.

OLLI Spring 2014

Check out the newly posted schedule for the Spring 2014 OLLI series hosted by the St. Albans Historical Society & Museum.

Membership Information
Payment of membership dues entitles subscribers to attend all sessions of the current semester. Lectures are also open to non-members for a fee of $5 per lecture. Semester membership fees are $40 per individual, or $70 per couple.

Send membership dues to:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – St. Albans
John A. Newton, Treasurer
29 Country Club Estates
Swanton, VT 05488-3008
Make checks payable to The University of Vermont (UVM).

Become a member today!
Membership in your local OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) entitles you to attend programs at any of the other 7 OLLI sites throughout Vermont, as well as EEE-Burlington (Elder Education Enrichment). Your active OLLI membership also entitles you to the discounted member rate for the OLLI programs on the UVM campus. Simply present your membership card during the corresponding semester.

Happy Holidays

From all of us at the St. Albans Historical Society & Museum, we would like to say to our members and friends – Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and best wishes for a happy and healthy new year to you and yours!

Rev’d Donald Sage Mackay

For those of you interested in learning more about a local history connection, please visit the blog of researcher Elizabeth Mackay Balderston. It details the life of her grandfather, Rev. Donald Sage Mackay, a minister of the St. Nicholas Collegiate Reformed Church in NYC from 1900-1908, including the relationship between the Mackays and the Smiths of St. Albans, Vermont.

You can find the website, which includes sermons, photographs, and historical accounts, at www.revdsmackay.wikidot.com

Purchase your “Holiday Lights” Party ticket online

St. Albans Historical Society & Museum
Holiday Lights Party

December 7, 2013 in the Bliss Room at the St. Albans Historical Museum
Social Hour at 6pm; Buffet Dinner at 7pm
Featuring the Weed Imperial Orchestra for your listening and dancing pleasure.
Please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation for Operation Happiness.

You can easily and securely make your reservation online – tickets are only $30 per person. Just click the “Add to Cart” PayPal button below: