SAM to host 2nd Annual Haunted Museum

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 “SAM to host 2nd Annual Haunted Museum”

“History Mix” Mixer

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 ““History Mix” Mixer”

In Memoriam: Bill Cioffi

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.

Many Meanings of Maple

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.

The Life of Jeffrey Brace

Join local genealogist Joanne Polanshek for a presentation on the life of Jeffrey Brace (Boyrereau Brinch) and his connections to St. Albans, Vermont on Saturday, September 2 at 2:30pm in the Bliss Room at the Saint Albans Museum. This lecture is free and open to the public.

“Born in West Africa around 1742, Jeffrey Brace was captured by slave traders at sixteen and shipped to Barbados, Continue reading “The Life of Jeffrey Brace”

Something Borrowed – an alternative wedding show/flea market

Did you recently get married and have all of your left over wedding items taking up space? Are you wondering how you can make back some of the money you spent? Sell your leftover wedding items to future brides!

Are you getting married and trying to find those special new or gently used items for your wedding? Come find your something old, something new (to you), or something borrowed at the first ever Saint Albans wedding flea market!

Check out our upcoming alternative bridal show/flea market – Something Borrowed – on Saturday, August 20 in the Bliss Room. Continue reading “Something Borrowed – an alternative wedding show/flea market”

Gen. Stannard House Committee to present at SAM

Gen. George Stannard has been called “Vermont’s most significant Civil War hero.” He was also a well-known community leader and entrepreneur. Join members of the Restoration Committee/Milton Historical Society as they share the history of his-post war home, as well as future plans for this vital local historic preservation project on Wednesday, August 24 at 7pm in the Bliss Room at the Saint Albans Museum. This special event is free and open to the public.