2021 Chittenden Historical Society Activities

Chittenden Historical Society, Inc.

Although the Chittenden Historical Society building has been closed since March 2020, first by the pandemic and then for water quality considerations, we still managed to host a few events.

• Memorial Day observance at Memorial Park – no singing this year, but notable addresses.
• The July Ice Cream Social at the Grange Hall at which Ardan Niering, son of Colleen and Jacob Niering of Chittenden, was awarded the Muzzy Davenport Award for his research of Oliver Erastus Churchill, Civil War veteran from Chittenden.
• Business meeting in August at the Grange Hall to plan future programming.
• In September Justin Lindholm’s presentation spotlighting the Brad and Janet Mead family, founders of Pico Ski Area, with special guest Karl Acker, II, in attendance. Also featured was a motion picture capturing the opening day at Killington Ski Area.
• October Vermont Humanities Program with speaker Bill Mares “From Homebrew to the House of Fermentology.”
• The November Annual Meeting dinner and election of officers held at the Fox Creek Inn was both delicious and delightful.

Despite our “office” being closed by the pandemic considerations, our collections have been improved by significant donations from the Robert Baird family and from Sandra Davenport Avery. We are grateful to receive all of these items reminding us of earlier times in Chittenden, and we look forward to the day we can show them to you.

The following officers were elected to serve in 2022: President, Karen Webster; Vice-President, Joseph Meyers; Secretary, Elaine Meyers; and Treasurer, Marcia Lertola. Bob Muzzy and George Butts were reelected for two-year terms as directors. They will join directors Reggi Dubin and Dave Sargent, whose two-year terms expire next year. We thank Steve Welch for his valuable leadership as recent President of the Society.

As per preferences expressed at the November dinner, programming next year will focus on more “history walks” and local history. The Society meets the second Tuesday of each month, March through November. Our meetings are open and free to the public. Please join us!
For more information, please contact Karen at (802) 483-6471.