Monthly Archives: June 2016

RHS at the Vermont History Expo

The Ripton Historical Society will present at the Vermont History Expo this weekend.

The theme of the event is water’s role in Vermont history.

Vermont has a long and elemental history with water. Destructive events such as the 1927 flood and 2011’s Tropical Storm Irene have changed lives and communities both physically and emotionally. Water-powered mills and factories were economic engines for their communities; the Connecticut River and Lake Champlain connected Vermont to the larger world and were important military sites and travel routes; snow and ice have made Vermont a winter sports capital; and finally, each town can boast of a beloved community swimming hole, covered bridge, or waterfall.

RHS will showcase our town’s history through this watery lens. ┬áCome join us!

the RHS display

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