Vermont Historical Records Advisory Board
20 College Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
Telephone (802) 223-2632
May 30, 1997
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Michael Sherman
VHRAB ANNOUNCES GRANTS AND NEW DEADLINES
The Vermont Historical Records Advisory Board (VHRAB) recently awarded
grants to four Vermont organization to improve the care, organization, and
use of historical records. The board also announced new application
deadlines for 1997.
The Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association (CLFHA) in Barton and the
Chelsea Public School received grants to prepare and present educational
programs that will introduce school children to the variety and use of
historical records that reveal aspects of the past in their town. CLFHA will
use journals, letters, and photographs in their collections to enhance
writing, music, and art classes, and a genealogy class. The historical
association will work with teachers and students this summer to develop
The Chelsea Public School will work in cooperation with the Chelsea
Historical Society and the Town Clerk to introduce students to historical
records, oral history, maps, and legal documents as resources for tracing
family and community history.
The Orleans County Historical Society/Old Stone House, in Brownington,
received a VHRAB grant to arrange and describe the Robinson Family papers.
The Robinson family lived and farmed on the same Brownington homestead for
over a century, beginning in the late eighteenth century. The collection
includes diaries, letters, ledger books, legal documents, photographs, and
family genealogical research.
VHRAB awarded a grant to the Vermont Municipal Clerks' and Treasurers'
Association (VMCTA) to conduct workshops in October 1997 for town clerks and
municipal officers. The workshops will include discussion of records created
and maintained on computers, statutory requirements for maintaining records,
and other issues related to the maintenance and use of historical materials
in town offices.
VHRAB, which operates with funds from the National Historical Publications
and Records Commission, also announced new grant application deadlines for
1997. The Board will accept proposals for historical records surveys on
September 15, education and research projects on September 15, arrangement
and description of historical collections on August 1 and October 1.
VHRAB makes grants to nonprofit organizations and municipalities in Vermont.
For information and grant applications, contact VHRAB at 20 College Street,
Montpelier, VT 05602; telephone: 802/223-2632.
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