Previous Local History Events


Green Mountain Melodies


Due to the public health crisis, Green Mountain Melodies was cancelled. Please go to our Green Mountain Melodies webpage to share and celebrate the amazing work of the students involved in this project. 

Green Mountain Melodies is the culmination of Champlain College's year-long Humanities Research for the Public Good project, funded by the Council of Independent Colleges and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and completed in collaboration with Vermont Public Radio, Linda Radtke, and Wayne Schneider. Since 2016, our annual local history event has been sponsored by Pat Robins and Lisa Schamberg. We are honored to receive their support.

Image credit: Section of the front cover of The Green Hills of Vermont I Love So Well by George L. Hasseltine, published by Champlain Music Co., Bristol, Vermont (1904), Llewellyn Collection of Vermont History, 2010.1.18.


Burlington's Grand Estates

(Public Event, Spring 2019)

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Dining in the Queen City

An evening highlighting the rich and delicious history of dining in Burlington. featuring an exhibition of historic restaurant menus and promotional items drawn from the College's Special Collections holdings, and talks by Elise Guyette and Gail Rosenberg, co-founders of the Burlington Edible History Tours, on Eating In & Dining Out, 1840 - 1940, and Peter Straube, a former local restauranteur and Champlain College faculty member and events producer, on The Evolution of the Burlington Restaurant Scene, 1960s - Present. Read a related article. (Public Event, Spring 2018)

Church Street Invitation

Burlington's Historic Church Street

An evening highlighting the fascinating evolution of Burlington's most prominent street, with a Special Collections exhibition and a talk by Professor Thomas Visser and Adrienne Dickerson of the University of Vermont's Historic Preservation Program titled Burlington's Historic Church Street, featuring key architectural landmarks. Read a related article. (Public Event, Spring 2017)

Water Meets Land Invitation

Water Meets Land: Commerce, Recreation and Preservation of Burlington's Waterfront

An evening highlighting the rich history of Burlington's waterfront, featuring a Special Collections exhibition and presentations by Dr. Vincent Feeney, on The Early Days of the Burlington Inland Port, and Britta Fenniman Tonn, on The Burlington Breakwater: Past and Present. (Public Event, Spring 2016)

Lost Burlington

Lost Burlington: 150 Years of Change in the Queen City

An evening illuminating hidden gems from past, including A Ravine Runs Through It: Topography and Function in Nineteenth-Century Burlington with Jeffrey Marshall; Future Past: Using Technology to Preserve and Augment History, with Coberlin Brownell; and Burlington Jewry: From "Little Jerusalem" to the Lost Shul Mural, with Aaron Goldberg & Jeff Potash. (Public Event, Spring 2015)

On Lake Champlain

Songs of Vermont: Celebrating Sheet Music in the Llewellyn Collection

An evening of vintage Vermont music with pianist Wayne Schneider and vocalists Bill and Mindy Pickford performing musically and historically significant works from sheet music of the Llewellyn Collection of Vermont History. (Public Event, Spring 2014)