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					                                                                                                                             VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING
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                 Vermont Historical Society, 60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641-4209                                                                  CONFERENCE
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                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                  Vermont
                                                                                                                                    in the                                        Rick Moulton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Frank Bryan


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                                                                                                                           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 ___________________________
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                       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.
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                                           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.

				
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