Vermont’s oldest historical journal will celebrate its first forty years by publishing a book-length selection of articles about the history of the summer colony and the surrounding communities of Greensboro, Hardwick, Craftsbury and Walden. Timothy H. Breen, retired Professor of American History at Northwestern University, wrote the introduction. The authors include founding editor Dan Métraux, well-known historians Charlie T. Morrissey, Allen F. Davis, Lewis Hill, and Joyce Slayton Mitchell and many local writers. The book has chapters about the early settlement of the area and the attempts to earn a living, the history of Greensboro’s summer community, including Randolph, Black’s Point, Aspenhurst and the North Shore. There are profiles of some of the area’s “unforgettable personalities” including Miss Jean Simpson, Esther Kesselman, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Mansfield Freeman, Margaret Mead, Judge Norwood Allman and Greta Garbo. Editor Gail Sangree has scattered throughout the book historical notes and entertaining stories. A limited number of books will be available from June 27th at the Greensboro Historical Society Museum, Willey’s Store, and the Galaxy Bookstore in Hardwick.
This publication is a project of the Greensboro Historical Society, and is supported in part by the Greensboro Association.
A program at 7pm on Wednesday, August 12th at the Greensboro Arts Alliance’s Tent on the Green will celebrate the area’s history and the book’s publication. It will be followed by a reception to meet the authors. More details can be found on the Green Sheet calendar.