Our Executive Director, Alex Lehning, authored an editorial in the Saint Albans Messenger this September, highlighting the history and mission of the Museum  – as well as our plans for the future, including ways for community members to become involved. You can download a PDF here.

All of us are deeply saddened by the loss of Bill Cioffi, a member of our Board of Trustees and a friend of the Museum for many years. He served both his country and his community, and his dedication to making a difference is an inspiration to us all. Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 9 from 5-8 pm at the Heald Funeral Home (87 South Main Street, St. Albans). A Mass celebrating his life will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (45 Fairfield Street, St. Albans) on Saturday, September 10 at 12pm.

More information on Bill’s life and legacy can be found in this weekend’s edition of the Saint Albans Messenger.

Maple is enormously important to Vermont’s economy, ecology, and heritage. Champlain College professor Michael Lange will discuss sugaring ethnographically, based on over five years of research among sugarmakers all over the state to learn from them what sugaring really means to Vermont, why maple has become so important to Vermont’s identity, and how it helps shape who we are as Vermonters.

Join us on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00pm in the Bliss Room at the Saint Albans Museum. This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Vermont Humantiies Council.