Local Speakers Provide Double Feature Program in Chittenden

On Tuesday evening, August 8th, at 7:00 PM, in Chittenden, two distinguished local residents will present their fascinating research into two radically different subjects. This program is sponsored by the Chittenden Historical Society, and will take place at the Chittenden Grange Hall, at 3 Lower Middle Road in North Chittenden.

The first program will be given by this year’s recipient for the Society’s Muzzy Davenport Award: Natalia Svoren, daughter of Jan and Elana Svoren of Chittenden. According to Jamie Gallagher, Natalia’s teacher at Barstow Memorial School, Natalia put together a rather interesting examination of the development of Chittenden over its history. Her project even garnered an award at the state level for History Day, qualifying her for a trip to the National History contest in Washington, D.C.

Following a short intermission, our second program will be “Adventures in DNA: What does it tell us about who we are?” Michael Dwyer of Pittsford, a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists, will present an overview of the different types of DNA tests, their results, and their impact on his four decades of family research.

This evening’s programs are free and handicap accessible. Refreshments will be served. For further information, call 802-483-6471.