My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Monday, September 18, 2017

St. Johnsbury, Vermont Sites with Tigers, and Bears, Oh My

A recent visit to St. Johnsbury, Vermont to see a library surprised me because I then discovered there were a lot more things to see in this lovely city. I hope to prove it by sharing my photos.
Within a few blocks of entering St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont,  we came across the Maple Grove Farms Sugar House Museum. The factory is behind the sign, and unfortunately, they stopped giving factory tours about seven years ago. The museum is behind where I stood for this photo, but they do give out samples of maple candy.

Downtown streets.

Welcome Center, St. Johnsbury
The Chamber of Commerce, Town Clerk and Treasurer's Office are housed in the old Railroad Station, shown below.

Town clerk's office to the right.
(We toured the museum, but didn't go to the planetarium, due to time constraints.)

2nd floor. The ceiling was amazing.

Numbers 17 (Athenaeum) and 3 (Fairbanks Museum) were circled by a Vermont visitor's center employee on route 91. Whole map of area not shown above.

My previous post covers the beautiful Library also known as an Athenaeum. Visiting this building is a must! Please read about it.