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. Come join us!