Apron Stories: Réveillon

This apron, donated by Suzanne Montagne of Seattle, Washington, was worn by her grandmother, Blanche Beaulieu Viens.  It may be that Blanche, Mrs. Albert Viens, made this apron from a flour sack, a common practice in the early 1900s. Continue Reading

SAM’s Executive Director, Alex Lehning, spoke with Local 22/44 about the importance of Pearl Harbor Day and a WWII connection to St. Albans. Continue Reading

Visit the Saint Albans Museum on Saturday, October 29 between 1-3pm for our second annual “Haunted Museum” trick-or-treat. We’re joining the St. Albans Recreation Department, St. Paul’s, and the Downtown Merchants for a day of family-friendly Halloween festivities around St. Albans & Taylor Park. Admission is free and this event is appropriate for all ages. Continue Reading

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Every year the Vermont Historical Society presents the League of Local Historical Societies & Museums Achievement Awards. These awards recognize the exceptional work being done by individuals and community heritage organizations throughout the state to collect, preserve and share Vermont’s rich history. Continue Reading

Two Franklin County, Vt., groups with 150 years of strong history behind them are inviting the public to a free mixer at Champlain Country Club (CCC) in Swanton.

CCC and the Saint Albans Museum welcome the public and the media to a free History Mix Mixer at CCC (Rte. 7, Swanton), starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The event will be a combined celebration of CCC, which marked its centennial in 2015, and the Saint Albans Museum, which turned 50 in September. Champlain Restaurant, at the CCC clubhouse, will be open with a cash bar and full menu. Continue Reading

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.