VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING To register, mail this form with a check made payable to: Vermont Historical Society, 60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641-4209 CONFERENCE RSVP by October 9, 2009. How we got here Registration: Conference and lunch—VHS members $15; non-members $20. The postcard and ephemera sale and VHS member meeting are free and open to the public. Only VHS members will vote in the election. Name ___________________________________________________________Phone____________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________________________________ City ______________________________________ State______________________ Zip _______________________________ E-mail ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Vermont in the Rick Moulton Frank Bryan Please reserve lunch for _____ Members _____ Non-Members Total enclosed $ _________________________________ 21st Century Movie: George Aiken: Balancing Freedom and Unity OCTOBER 17, 2009 8:30 am to 2:30 pm speakers 109 State Street at the Pavilion Keynote Speaker Frank Bryan is known throughout New England both as a humor- Montpelier, Vermont ist and a serious scholar. Whether or not Vermont is an “excep- agenda Barre, VT 05641-4209 tional” place is often hotly debated by historians. Frank Bryan is a member of the “exceptionalist school” and in his talk will go a step 60 Washington Street further. He will attempt to isolate Vermont’s unique genetic code— a series of events in the past which, when correctly understood, ex- Permit #32 plain Vermont’s special circumstance in America and point the way Barre, VT 8:30 Registration & Coffee for us to mark a pathway for America’s future. Says Bryan: “I am PAID Postcard & Ephemera Sale! being audacious to be sure, but it adds some spice and usually turns out to be more fun than traditional, conservative historicism.” U.S. Postage 9:30 Vermont Historical Society Meeting Panelists Nonprofit Org. & Election of Trustees, Director’s Report Former journalist Chris Graff has written extensively on Vermont Richard O. Hathaway Award Presentation history and politics. He is the author of Dateline Vermont. Chris and for 2009 his wife Nancy Price Graff live in Montpelier. John McClaughry, until recently President of the Ethan Allen Institute, co-authored 10:30 Frank Bryan, keynote address by noted The Vermont Papers with Frank Bryan in 1989. John has served in Vermont author, scholar and humorist. the Vermont House and Senate, and has been Kirby Town Modera- tor for 43 years. He has been a member of the Vermont Historical Spirited discussion with panelists: Chris Society for over 40 years. Jill Mudgett has a PhD in history from Graff, Jill Mudgett, & John McClaughry the University of Massachusetts and an M.A. in American and New We are sorry you cannot attend. To vote by absentee ballot, please fill out the following and England Studies from the University of Southern Maine. She lives 12:00 Lunch—served in the Snelling Room with her family in northern Vermont, where she works and writes mail to: Vermont Historical Society, 60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641-4209 and on the Pavilion porch. about cultural history and regional identity. ALL BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED BY OCTOBER 14, 2009, PLEASE. Postcard & Ephemera Sale Continues! Filmmaker Rick Moulton’s career began in the 1960s with the making of Free- 1:00 Filmmaker Rick Moulton—will screen form and Oceans, surf movies made in Hawaii and California. He I approve all candidates. I approve changing the bylaws as proposed. the rarely seen director’s cut of his film, came back east and worked for Vermont Public Television in the I approve only the following candidates: _____________________________________________________ George Aiken: Balancing Freedom and Unity. 1970s. As an independent filmmaker in the early 80s, his film Legends ________________________________________________________________________________________ of American Skiing won the Banff Mountain Film Festival and was Audience discussion with Moulton to follow. nationally released on PBS. I would like to nominate the following candidate: ______________________________________________ VHS Member Name ________________________________________ VHS Member Signature ___________________________ The Annual Meeting Co-Sponsored by Bates & Murray, Inc. Address ________________________________________ City __________________ State _______ Zip _________________ & Conference are Sponsored by & Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY CONFERENCE & 171st ANNUAL MEETING ❖ OCTOBER 17, 2009 director of Paul Frank & Collins PC, a Burlington and proposed nominations for trustees bylaw change law firm. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1972 with a B.A. in English literature. After an 18-month stint as a newsman at WCAX-TV in Burlington, he attended the School of Performing At the October 17, 2009 annual meeting, Society members will elect nine Historical Committee, the former Chair of the Berlin Arts at the University of Southern California, leaving BUY NOW and trustees and four officers. Members who cannot attend are encouraged to use Select Board and a member of the Central Vermont after a year to attend law school at Franklin Pierce the absentee ballot on the back of this form. Call (802) 479-8503 with any Economic Development Council and Workforce Investment Board and serves on the Central Vermont Law Center, where he received a J.D. in 1978. Mr. SUPPORT VHS Bennett has served on various boards, including questions. The Nominating Committee presents the following candidates: Medical Center’s Corporate Member Committee. As on sale at 8:30 am & noon 60 Washington Street the Westford Planning Commission, the Vermont a Member of the House of Representatives during Judicial Nominating Board, the Mozart Festival, and Barre, VT 05641-4209 2007-08 and 2009-10 Sessions, she served on the the Vermont Health Foundation. He has written Wisconsin. He has been a VHS trustee (1972-75, 802-479-8503 For a second two-year term as President: 1981-87 and 2003 to the present) and Vice President House Education Committee and is a member of about his Vermont ancestors for the Vermont the House Government Operations Committee and Judicial Historical Society, collects books by and www.vermonthistory.org SARAH P. DOPP South Burlington (1975-81), and he edited Vermont History from 1977 the Joint Legislative Government Accountability about Winston S. Churchill, and is restoring a vintage to 1985. Dr. Muller has published widely on Vermont Ms. Dopp is a medical technologist and computer history, including (with John J. Duffy) An Anxious Committee. Jaguar. Crocker has served on the VHS Board of We wish to express our appreciation specialist at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Democracy: Aspects of the 1830s (1982), (with Samuel B. Trustees since 2008 and chairs the Development She is a past president of the Chittenden County ROBERTA STEPONAITIS Vergennes Committee. to the following departing trustees Hand) In a State of Nature: Readings in Vermont History Ms. Steponaitis has a lifelong passion for history that Historical Society and helped produce and contribute (1982), and (with J. Kevin Graffagnino) The Quotable for their tireless energy on behalf of photos for the Historic Guide to Burlington Neighborhoods, translates to her students and community. Growing RANDOLPH D. BROCK Swanton Ethan Allen (2005). up in the Champlain Valley, Roberta received her the Vermont Historical Society: Volumes 1-3 (1991/1997/2004). Ms. Dopp is a Mr. Brock holds a B.A. degree from Middlebury member of the Center for Research on Vermont and undergraduate degrees in history and education College and an M.A. from Yale University. He retired Stephen J. Green For a first one-year term from the University of Vermont and her graduate in 2003 as an Executive Vice President for Fidelity has been involved with the VHS Board of Trustees Sally Ogden since 1991. (to fill an unexpired term): degrees from the University of Phoenix. A high Investments. A Vietnam veteran, he left the Regular school teacher for the past 26 years, she is always Army in 1970 as a captain in the Military Police Corps. Lola Van Wagenen NICHOLAS HAYES WARD Calais found involved with local, state, and national history. He has served as a member of the board of directors For a second two-year term as A native of Montpelier, Mr. Ward serves as president Christopher Wren First Vice President: and CEO of Baios Inc., a consulting firm specializing Through her classes and the Otter Creek Basin of the Vermont Educational and Health Buildings History Club, which she founded in 2002, over 100 Finance Agency and as State Auditor of Accounts in the execution of supply chain management teenagers participate annually in history and speech from 2005 to 2007. Randy has served on the VHS LAURA WARREN Richmond strategies and previously as general manager of proposed Ms. Warren serves as Vice President, District Op- Siebel Systems, Inc., an applications software competitions related to the history of America and Vermont. In addition, Roberta writes articles for local Board of Trustees since 2007 and is a member of the erations Leader for Key Bank in Burlington. She has company that acquired Mr. Ward’s prior business, Finance Committee. bylaw amendment been with the bank for 25 years in various positions, MOHR Development, Inc., a provider of consulting, papers based on interviews with Vermont’s elderly, MARY ANN CHAFFEE Essex artisans, craftsmen and members of the agricultural including strategic planning, marketing/market re- adult education, and training services to Fortune 500 A Latin teacher at Essex High School for more than The following amendment to Item search, retail product manager, and area retail leader. companies. Mr. Ward is an avid historian, having community. 30 years and now retired, Ms. Chaffee was named (b) of Article V, Section 1 of the Prior to that she was an FDIC bank examiner for received an A.B. degree from Williams College in For a first three-year term: the Vermont Humanities Council State Educator of Vermont Historical Society Bylaws are 4.5 years. Ms. Warren graduated summa cum laude with American Civilization. He also received his M.A. and the Year for 2004, recognizing a Vermont educator in a B.A. in Finance from Seton Hill University and is did graduate toward a Ph.D. in American Civilization ANDREW SAxE Dorchester, Massachusetts grades 6-12 who exemplifies excellence in the teaching being presented for ratification by the also a 1990 honors graduate of the Stonier Graduate at Brown University. He served as interim VHS membership at the Annual Meeting: School of Banking. She has been a VHS trustee from Director from November 2008 until March 2009 and Mr. Saxe is a descendant of John and Catherine Saxe, early settlers of Highgate, founders of “Saxe’s Mills” of humanities. She participates in the Classical Association of New England Summer Institute 1600 Vintage Postcards 1996 to 2002 and from 2005 to the present. has previously served on the board. and grandparents of John Godfrey Saxe, Vermont at Dartmouth and the Newport Classical Institute $3.00 black & white Current: The State Auditor, poet and twice candidate for Governor. Mr. Saxe is at Salve Regina College. Mary Ann has served on Secretary of State, and the State For a second two-year term as For a first two-year term $2.00 color a graduate of Harvard College, magna cum laude the VHS Board of Trustees since 2005 and chairs the Librarian shall serve as ex-officio Second Vice President (to fill unexpired terms): in history, and of Harvard Law School. At IBM Governance Committee. he rose to become Vice President of the State & Modern Ephemera & Posters members for the duration of their MARY P. FEIDNER North Bennington ROBERT GUARINO Bennington J. BROOKS BUxTON Jericho Ms. Feidner has expressed her love of Vermont Local Government group in consulting. Mr. Saxe is priced per piece term in office. Mr. Buxton has spent 45 years in the international oil researching a family history, a labor of love which Born and raised in Boston, Mr. Guarino graduated history by serving as director of education outreach industry (ConocoPhillips) and banking (First Nation- takes him across Vermont, from Highgate to Bridport from Northeastern University with a degree in programs and as a docent at the Park-McCullough Proposed: The Secretary of State al City Bank) in the Middle East, and currently heads to Woodstock and into the archives of the State, the Finance. He owned and operated an automobile Historic House in North Bennington for much of the and the State Librarian shall serve as Buxton Mideast, Inc., an independent internationally past decade. Prior to her historic house experience, Vermont Historical Society, UVM and Middlebury. agency in Cohasset, Massachusetts for 30 years, The Annual based consulting company with offices in the United which he sold in 1997. A member of the Boston ex-officio members for the duration she enjoyed a 20-year career as a speech instructor, Athenaeum and the Massachusetts Historical Society, Meeting & Conference States and the United Kingdom. He is a trustee of the speech therapist and speech/language pathologist in For a second three-year term: of their term in office. Robert Hull Fleming Museum at the University of he is working on a history of Beacon Street in Boston. are Sponsored by the Burlington area. She holds degrees in secondary Vermont, the Jericho Historical Society, the Jericho DAWN ANDREWS Morrisville A resident of Old Bennington, Mr. Guarino has Explanatory Note: In 2008, education from the University of Dayton and an Cemetery Association, and serves on the Board of Dawn Andrews is particularly interested in the served on the VHS Board of Trustees since 2006. M.S. degree in speech/language pathology from the Vermont Statutes were modified, Directors of Friends of the State House and Green- University of Vermont. history of ordinary people and the relationship BARBARA MIEDER Williston eliminating the State Auditor Up Vermont Committee. He has also served on the between architecture and domestic life. She has Barbara Mieder grew up in Michigan before heading board of Directors of the American University in PATRICIA A. McDONALD Berlin as an ex-officio member of the worked in education, historic preservation, public east to attend college at Mount Holyoke, where she Cairo. Mr. Buxton has been a VHS trustee from 2004 Ms. McDonald moved to Vermont in 1988. In 1991, programming, and community development. She and Co-Sponsored by Vermont Historical Society Board to the present. she was appointed Commissioner of Personnel by received a B. A. in German. She holds an M.A. from of Trustees. This amendment will Governor Richard Snelling. She then served Governors is a native Vermonter who has lived for 27 years in Morristown, where she is an active volunteer and Middlebury College and a Ph.D. from Michigan Bates & Murray, Inc. bring VHS Bylaws into alignment For a second two-year term as Treasurer: Howard Dean and James Douglas as Commissioner of Labor, Commissioner of Employment and Training, serves on several boards. Dawn has served on the VHS Board of Trustees since 2008, where she serves State University. Dr. Mieder has lived in Vermont since 1971 and has taught German, Latin and & with this legislative action. English at Milton High School since 1972. She is a H. NICHOLAS MULLER III Essex, New York Dr. Muller retired in 2002 as CEO of the Frank Lloyd Secretary of Transportation, Deputy Commissioner of Education, Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and on the Development Committee and chairs an ad hoc long-serving trustee of Williston’s Dorothy Alling Capitol Plaza Hotel Facilities Committee. Please register by Wright Foundation. Earlier in his career he taught Vermont and Canadian history at the University Commissioner of Personnel. She is the Chair of the Memorial Library and a former chair of the Vermont Humanities Council. Barbara has served on the VHS & Conference Center Town of Berlin Economic Development Committee, S. CROCKER BENNETT II Hinesburg October 9, 2009 of Vermont, served as President of Colby-Sawyer a member of the Town’s Water Committee and Berlin Crocker Bennett is the senior vice president and a Board of Trustees since 2008 and serves on the College, and headed the State Historical Society of Development Committee.