50th Anniversary of First Lady Mrs. Johnson Visiting Woodstock, June 1967

The First Lady tours New England with the Secretary of the Interior Stuart Udall, and was a guest in Woodstock of Laurance and Mary Rockefeller, in June of 1967, staying with them at their mansion, which is now a part of the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park. This video published on youtube by TheLBJLibrary […]

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Hats Off As History Center Re-opens With New Exhibits

The Woodstock History Center’s museum will re-opened on Wednesday for the 2017 season. This year the Center will feature three new exhibits. The largest of the three is titled “The History of the Green: Woodstock’s Central Park.” This exhibit traces how the central common has evolved over the past 220 years from a rutted, unkempt […]

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Photos: Howard Coffin Talk, Sharpshooter Donated

Darrell Thompson holds the sharpshooter rifle that he donated to the Bridgewater Historical Society. (Rick Russell Photo) Historian Howard Coffin talks about Vermont’s role in the Civil War at a Bridgewater Historical Society discussion. A rare sharpshooter rifle was donated to the historical society by Darrell Thompson and on hand to talk about the rifle […]

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Underground Railroad History Featured in Event

By Jennifer Falvey, Standard Correspondent A look at Woodstock’s legendary Underground Railroad system offers a fascinating frame of reference for our past and current attitudes toward minorities, refugees, and citizens in need. On Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m. the Woodstock History Center will host author, Michelle Arnosky Sherburne for a discussion of her book, […]

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Local Group Joins Antarctic Adventure

By Virginia Dean, Standard Correspondent A life-changing week has arrived for some two-dozen area residents who will be venturing to a part of the world few have ever attempted. Two of these sojourners, local residents Miranda and Charles Shackleton, are making the trip not only to bring that experience back home but also to walk […]

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Riches to Rags: Brownsville Hotel And Sykes’ Store

By Curt Peterson, Standard Correspondent A man named Return Bryant Brown moved from Woodstock to West Windsor in 1827 and built the landmark “Return Brown Hotel” on the corner of what are now Route 44 and Brownsville-Hartland Road. It is still magnificent, a brick building with three full stories and two frame annexes, a fitting […]

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