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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Rutland Historical Society
by Rutland Free Library-Rutland Historical Society Collaboration
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Mount Saint Joseph Academy Yearbooks
Topics: Rutland Free Library, Rutland Historical Society, Rutland, Vermont
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Babe Ruth and Red Sox Barnstorm in Rutland-1919
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
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The video is of a senior class picnic on Lake St. Catherine in the late 1930's.  Among the faculty in the video are:  Bernice Hinchey, Norbert Sevigny and Joseph Zawistowski.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, West Rutland Class Picnic-1939, Rutland, Vermont
Rutland Historical Society
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Rutland County WWI Veterans Celebration at Rutland Fair-1919
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
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Luther Brown of the Multiracial Alliance of the Rutland Area (MARA) talks about the history and purpose of MARA. Jim Davidson of the Rutland Historical Society describes the "Black Presence In Rutland in the Late 18th and Early 19th Century Up To the End of the Civil War". Rutland had a number of black persons of significant achievement. Persons of color also comprised over one percent of the Rutland population by 1860. Rutland contributed 20 black members to the Massachusetts 54th...
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, MARA Multiracial Alliance of the Rutland Area,...
Rutland Historical Society
by Rutland Free Library-Rutland Historical Society Collaboration
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West Rutland High School Yearbooks.
Topics: Rutland Free Library, Rutland Historical Society, Rutland, Vermont
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Ku Klux Klan in Rutland-1920s
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
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Jim Davidson of the Society presents a video program on the Flood of 1927 which is devoted to pictures of the flood's destruction in the Rutland and Proctor areas. Jim provides a narration which identifies the various pictures and ties them into the story of the flood in the Rutland area. This was the 75 th Anniversary of one of Vermont's greatest natural disasters.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, The Flood of 1927, Rutland, Vermont
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Dorothy Whitford hosts Jim Davidson in a discussion of the history of the Rutland Courts and their court records. Jim and Dorothy have been involved in the organization of the recently acquired Rutland Munipal Court Records and have a number of stories to share from their perusal of these records. The program includes pictures of the various Rutland court buildings.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, History of the Rutland Courts, Rutland, Vermont
Rutland Historical Society
by Proctor Free Library-Rutland Historical Society Collaboration
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Proctor High School Yearbooks
Topics: Proctor Free Library, Rutland Historical Society, Rutland, Vermont
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Morris Tucker narrates a series of still photos that sample the items and activities that can be found at the Farm Museum at the Vermont State Fair in Rutland. Hosted by Dorothy Whitford.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Farm Museum at the Rutland Fair, Rutland, Vermont
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"Our Rutland 1941" is a documentary version of the original silent film called "Our Rutland" produced by the Rutland Lions Club in April, 1941, to be sent to Rutland members of the Vermont National Guard stationed at Camp Blanding, Florida, who left Rutland the month before. This version has added mostly music from that era and has fantastic narration and additional historical tidbits by Raymond Mooney and improved footage quality c ourtesy of Ben Burdge's amazing...
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Our Rutland 1941, Ben Burdge, Raymond Mooney, Rutland, VT
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Sheldons & Slason Reopening an Old Quarry-1866
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
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Dorothy Whitford, Chairperson of the Society's Ad Hoc Glass Plate Committee, is the guest on a program about glass plate negatives. The program briefly discusses the proper care of glass plates and then highlights a number of samples from a collection of glass plates recently acquired by the Society. The samples include both Rutland and Rutland County items. Many are identified by Dorothy but there are some for which we do not know the location or subject. The program is hosted by Jim Davidson.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Glass Plate Negatives, Rutland, Vermont
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Rutland Halloween Parade: Hijinks & History. Dedicated in memory of Tom Fagan. Narrated and produced by B. Burdge on behalf of the Rutland Historical Society.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Rutland Halloween Parade, Rutland, Vermont
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Jim Davidson hosts Anna Whooley for a discussion for her research on the Irish immigration experience in Ireland and America. A highlight of the program is Anna's ten-minute monologue presentation in costume of "The Plight of the Irish Mill Girl". Anna writes her own script and designs and makes her own costumes.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Irish Immigration Experience, Rutland, Vermont
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David Wright, of the Middletown and Rutland Historical Societies presents still pictures of the Long Trail Lodge. David and his family were intimately involved with the lodge for many years and David is able to relate many stories connected with the history of the Long Trail Lodge. The Lodge not only had a close connection with the Long Trail but was also a major meeting place for many Rutland groups. Jim Davidson hosts the program.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Longtrail Lodge, Rutland, Vermont
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Chuck Piotrowski, past archivist of the Society for American Baseball Research and currently Vice-president of the Rutland Historical Society, provides an illustrated history of the Rutland Royals of 1938 - 1941. Scrapbooks of the pre-war Rutland Royals given to the Society by the Martin Family provide material for a detailed history of the Royals and the Northern League. Jim Davidson hosts the program.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Rutland Royals 1938-1941, Rutland, Vermont
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Jim Davidson hosts Tony Romeo, Sons of Union Veterans, Ripley Camp # 4, and Mary Ann Goulette, executive director of the Downtown Rutland Partnership in a program about Rutland History Days, 30 April and 1 May 2005. History Days is an attempt to develop an activity on Saturday to accompany the annual Loyalty Day Parade on Sunday. It focuses on Living History military encampments and programs. It is a free program sponsored by the Rutland Parks and Recreation Department, the Sons of Union...
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Rutland History Days 2005, Rutland, Vermont
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Jim Davidson hosts a program about Rutland's early aviation history with Robert Laird, author of Wings Over Vermont, as his guest. The program discusses some of Rutland's early aviators and airfields and the risks of early airflight. Bob shares some of his youthful memories of association with some of these early flyers.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Early Aviation History, Rutland, Vermont
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Dr. Richard Brown of the Rutland Herald presents the photographs of Aldo Merusi. Aldo Merusi was the chief Rutland Herald photographer for thirty years. His widow left a large collection of the negatives of his photos to the Rutland Herald. Dr. Brown has been placed in charge of the project to scan the negatives to provide viewable prints and to attempt identification of the people, places and events in the photos. The Rutland Historical Society has agreed to help in the identification process....
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Merusi Photographs, Rutland, Vermont
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Tom Carpenter hosts this program in which Jim Davidson offers a brief history of the big bands that are to provide the music for this summer's big band dance program offered by the Society in cooperation with the Rutland Recreation Department. The program includes pictures of the bands and their leaders as well as short samples of their music. This summer the music of these 18 bands will be available for dancing and listening on Saturday nights at the Godnick Center.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Big Band Music, Rutland, Vermont
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Cecil Brothers Program at Town Hall Exposes Spiritualism-1877
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
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"Two Early Rutland Films". Jim Davidson and Chuck Piotrowski co-host the showing of a 1914 movie film of events at the Rutland Carnival in downtown Rutland and at the 1914 Rutland Fair. This 10-minute film is the oldest Rutland film in the Society's collections. The second film is a 9-minute 1919 film taken at the Rutland Fairgrounds on the occasion of an honor day for the Rutland County veterans of World War I. The films are silent films with brief textual commentaries.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Two Old Rutland Films, Rutland, Vermont
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Jim Davidson hosts Larry Kelley, Family Researcher, in a discussion about the Kelley Family that in the early 19 th Century settled on and owned most of what is today the Creek Road. For years the road from the Dorr Bridge south to the Town Line was called Kelley Road because the land was donated for the road by the Kelley Family. The long gone Park Street covered bridge was also originally called the Kelley Bridge. Larry offers many stories of the area that have been found in his research of...
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Larry Kelley Family Researcher, Rutland, Vermont
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Deborah Clifford, an independent scholar who has done a great deal of research on Julia Dorr's life and work, shares an illustrated overview of Julia's life. Deborah as been active with the Vermont Women's History movement and Julia Dorr has been a great example of a 19th Century Rutland woman who let her talents shine in Rutland and throughout the American literary scene. Jim Davidson hosts the program.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, The Dorr Women, Rutland, Vermont
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U.S. Marshall Horace W. Bailey Gives History Lesson to Students-1906
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
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"Around Pittsford". Peggy Armitage of the Pittsford Historical Society is the guest for this episode. "Around Pittsford" is a picture history that includes numerous views from Pittsford, Proctor and Chittenden. Peggy, who edited the book, shows a number of selected photos from the book, especially Proctor, and tells a tale about most. Jim Davidson hosts the program.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Around Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont
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Tamarack Notch Girl Scout Camp in Mendon
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
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Jim Davidson interviews Roger Bailey, coordinator of Vermont History Expo 2004's co-operative Mining and Quarrying Exhibit. Over 20 local societies have agreed to focus their exhibits this year on the extractive industry in their town or city. This aspect of Vermont's history as a mining state certainly challenges the stereotypical view of Vermont. The program also includes a five minute video clip from the 2003 Vermont History Expo and a brief overview of other events to be seen at the 2004...
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Miners, Rutland, Vermont
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by Rutland Free Library-Rutland Historical Society Collaboration
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West Rutland High School Yearbooks.
Topics: Rutland Free Library, Rutland Historical Society, Rutland, Vermont
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"Vermont's Forgotten President: Chester Alan Arthur". One hundred years after his death, Vermonth's first president deserves a new appraisal of his life and times. Mary Fregosi interview Michael Dwyer on the subject of the 21st president.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Forgotten President: Chester A. Arthur, Rutland,...
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Jim Davidson hosts a program entitled "West Rutland in the 1920's As Seen Through the Camera Lens of Frank Hinchey". The program is filled with individual and group photos of West Rutland in the 1920's. All the photos are from the family archives of Frank Hinchey who was involved in West Rutland education for over 40 years as teacher, coach and administrator. Few people know that Frank took hundreds of photos of what went on around him. Fortunately, many of his negatives survive. His...
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Frank Hinchey 1920's West Rutland, Rutland,...
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30 John Abner Mead-1841
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
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Mount Saint Joseph Academy Yearbooks
Topics: Rutland Free Library, Rutland Historical Society, Rutland, Vermont
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“Doshisha University” - Host Jim Davidson presents the story of how an 1874 meeting at Grace Congregational Church in Rutland provided Joseph Hardy Neesima seed money to establish a private Christian College in Japan, now known as Doshisha University. Recently a group of Doshisha students visited the sacred historic site where the dream of Doshisha began. The students also visited Castleton University where President David Wolk hosted them at a luncheon. Guest Patrick Liu, Director of...
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, “Doshisha University”, Rutland, Vermont
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Elaine Purdy, President of the Society, and Jake Sherman, Chairman of the Board of Directors, discuss the range of Society activities. The program includes some pictorial material of Society activities.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Society Activities, Rutland, Vermont
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Jim Davidson hosts this program that features photos from the photo album of David H. Sawyer of Rutland who took most the photos around 1898. The photos show buildings and streetscapes of 100 years ago in Rutland. Clothing and everyday and seasonal activities are also illustrated. Jim provides a narration of identification where possible and a narrative commentary on life of that time.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Photo Album of Rutland 1898, Rutland, Vermont
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“Rutland Fair Photos” – Host Jim Davidson of the Rutland Historical Society delves into the Image Gallery of the Society website in this latest episode of Rutland Fair photos.  In part one there are photos from the 1900-1920 era.  In part two Frank Hinchey’s Rutland Fair images are from the 1920 – 1939 era.   Jim indicates that there are many more images in the Image Gallery of the Society website.  Other information on the Rutland Fair can be found in the text and video sections...
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, “Rutland Fair Photos”, Rutland, Vermont
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Jim Davidson hosts Dylan Duncan, one of the producers of Ghosts of Vermont, a video production which focuses on four Vermont ghost tales. The program includes the Whipple Hollow ghost story of Frank Kurant. Jim Davidson provides a short historical segment on the history of Whipple Hollow. The program discusses the genesis of the idea for the production and some of the difficulties that had to be overcome.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Ghosts in Vermont, Rutland, Vermont
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City of Rutland Annual Reports.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Annual Reports, Rutland, Vermont
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This program, entitled "A Climb To the Star," features still photos of the interior of the Congregational Church tower from the entrance of the church to the top of the tower. The program ends with a series of beautiful panoramic views of Rutland from the tower. Architectural features of the church, in and out, and some historic photos are included.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Grace Church in Rutland Vermont, A Climb to the...
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Footbridge Over the Rutland Railroad Yard-1894
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
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Rutland Bicycle Club Roller Skating Rink-1884
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
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Jim Davidson presents a program on the tour of the Mediterranean and the Near East taken by Egbert C. Tuttle and Dr. John A. Mead, both of Rutland, in the spring of 1903. The program features selected items from E. C. Tuttle's three scrapbooks of the tour. The two-month trip included stops at the Madeira Islands, Gibraltar and Spain, Algiers, Malta, Athens, Constantinople, Smyrna, Beirut, Palestine and the Holy Land, Egypt, Naples, Rome, Monte Carlo, and Nice and Paris, France.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, 1903 Mediterranean Tour, Rutland, Vermont
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"Rutland in Retrospect On Disc" - Jim Davidson of the Society describes and demonstrates many of the features to be found on the computer disc re-issue of the long out-of-print "Rutland In Retrospect." Chuck Piotrowski hosts and manages the many illustrations and features of the disc as described by Jim. The disc reissue of the pictorial history offers new features including a table of contents, searchable captions and text and an ability to enlarge images to three times the...
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Rutland in Retrospect (Book), Rutland, Vermont
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"Memories of 1947 Rutland" - Jim Davidson hosts a program taking viewers down memory lane in post-World War II 1947 Rutland. The program includes music from the hit songs of the era and reminders of the hit movies seen at the local theaters. Bus, air, and auto transportation is not ed. Businesses, industries, banks and social clubs are included, as is a brief segment on the Flood of 1947.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, "Memories of 1947 Rutland”, Rutland,...
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Jim Davidson hosts a program entitled "The Changing Ways That History Is Conveyed". The program offers brief vignettes from Rutland's beginning to the 1920's. There is a sampling of visual material from sketches, paintings, photographs and even early movie film from 1914. Textual material is delivered through poetic verse, narration, and documents. There are even a couple of artifacts used to illustrate the point that Rutland's history can be, and has been, conveyed in many ways...
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, The Changing Ways History is Conveyed, Rutland,...
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"What's It?" In this episode of Historically Speaking Jim Davidson of the Rutland Historical Society reaches into a grab bag of historical objects to see if he can stump the viewer and PEGTV staff members Amber Dumas and Eva Clark. Challenge yourself.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, "What's It?", Rutland, Vermont
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Jim Davidson narrates a video that was created from a single glass plate panorama of Rutland that was taken from the tower of the Congregational Church in 1890. The first half of the program prepares the viewer for the tour by a study of the 1890 maps of the Rutland stores and businesses. Hosted by Tom Carpenter.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Glass Plates 1890 Maps of Rutland, Rutland,...
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Mount Saint Joseph Academy Yearbooks
Topics: Rutland Free Library, Rutland Historical Society, Rutland, Vermont
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Ripley Music Hall in Rutland-1868
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
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Jim Davidson hosts Tim Grover, Associate Professor of Geology at Castleton State College. Professor Grover describes the geologic history of the Rutland County area from 500 million years ago to a more recent time of two million years. He explains what happened during these early geologic times and the causes of the changes that took place. His presentation includes a discussion of the formation of the many minerals under the surface of the earth in Vermont. The mining potential in Vermont is...
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Geologic History of Rutland Vermont, Rutland,...
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"August Events" - This show, hosted by Jim Davidson, focuses on two events occurring the same week in August 2016. First, is the visit by Gejus van Diggele who collects ball announcements printed or written on the backs of early playing cards. Mr. van Diggele is from the Neherlands. The second event is the new week for the Rutland Fair and provides numerous images from the Farm Museum.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, “August Events”, Rutland, Vermont
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The production of 100 episodes of" Historically Speaking" seemed worthy of a special acknowledgement. "The Talegatorz", a 1920s old time jazz band, accepted our invitation to be part of our celebration. The members of this group bring the viewer back to the 1920s and the era of vaudeville.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, 100th show, Rutland, Vermont
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Quadrennial Appraisal for the City of Rutland
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Quadrennial Appraisals, Rutland, Vermont
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Proctor High School Yearbooks
Topics: Proctor Free Library, Rutland Historical Society, Rutland, Vermont
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James Cassarino, leader of the First Republic Brass discusses the history of the organization. The program includes a number of video clips from First Republic Brass concerts. There is a discussion of Rutland's musical history and some pictures and commentary on the Society's summer dance program.
Topics: Historically Speaking, Rutland Historical Society, First Republic Brass, Rutland, Vermont
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Proctor High School Yearbooks
Topics: Proctor Free Library, Rutland Historical Society, Rutland, Vermont
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City of Rutland Annual Reports.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Annual Reports, Rutland, Vermont
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Lincoln Iron Works. Jack Crowther presents this program on the history of the development and demise of the Lincoln Iron Works. This industrial complex was one of three major heavy industries in the heart of Rutland City. Established in 1868, it operated until the 1960s. Numerous businesses occupied the buildings until 2012 when the Vermont Farmers Food Center purchased the complex for a winter farmers market. Jim Davidson hosts the program.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, "Lincoln Iron Works", Rutland, Vermont
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Flood of 1927 in Rutland-1927
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
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Proctor High School Yearbooks
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"Water, Water Everywhere". Very early in Rutland's history water power was the only source of power for d kinds of mills. This episode discusses water as a power source, as a short-lived canal idea, as an essential for personal use and its role in recreation. The program also deals with the development of water and sewer systems and the current issues caused by the aging water and sewer systems, many over 100 years old.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Notes From The Past, Rutland, Vermont
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"Recreation". Jim Davidson of the Rutland Historical Society presents an overview of the history of recreation in Rutland. This includes the development of music and sports in Rutland's history. A number of buildings were built and primarily used for entertainment purposes. Rutland soon became the county center for entertainment from many traveling entertainers and later a center for movie theaters. The organization of a Rutland Bicycle Club in the 1880s stimulated great interest in...
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Notes From The Past, Rutland, Vermont
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“Website: Rutlandhistory.com”.  Doreen McCullough, Society Webmaster, is the guest on this episode.  She focuses on the history and developmental structure of the Society’s website.  Opened in February 2005, the site has rapidly grown in content.  Significant accomplishments are noted as is the global reach of the site.  In the second part of the program host Jim Davidson takes the viewer to various files and demonstrates how to search in them.
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Michael Dwyer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, is the guest on a program about genealogy and family history research. Michael, a high school history teacher and a genealogist, uses a nearly 20 year search that he made for the roots of Nora Higgins Tree as a case study of the problems and difficulties to be found in family history research. He makes particular note of the technological advances in the computer world that greatly reduce the time involved in research and greatly increase the...
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Genealogical Research, Rutland, Vermont
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"Rutland Women in History - 2016" - Carolynn Ranftle, Vice President of the Rutland Historical Society, presents a PowerPoint program about a number of Rutland women whose stories bring to light the lesser known individuals of local history. Jim Davidson hosts the program.
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Jim Davidson hosts Monty Butterfield of the Rutland Railway Association and Linda Doty, Chairperson of the Proctor Fall Festival in a presentation on Rutland Railroad Day 2005 and the Proctor Fall Festival which were held on 24 September 2005. The program discusses briefly the history of the Rutland Railway Association and the Proctor 'Our Yard' project. Details of the events of the day are thoroughly discussed. The day included a train trip from Center Rutland to Proctor and back to Center...
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Rutland Civil War Recap - Robert Ranftle of theRutland Historical Society presents an overview of local Rutland life during and shortly after the Civil War. This is an adaptation of his presentation to the Rutland Historical Society at its annual business meeting in October 2015. Jim Davidson hosts the program.
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Dot Whitford hosts Carole Curry in a fascinating program on "The Restoration of Antique Wedding Gowns" and the reuse of other antique fabrics. Mrs. Curry is a professional restorer of antique clothing and offers numerous ideas on the reuse of pieces of antique fabric. Young and old, men and women, will be delighted with the great ideas shared by Mrs. Curry.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Antique Wedding Gowns/Fabrics, Rutland, Vermont
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Blizzard of 1888 in Rutland-1888
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
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Escape of Prisoners from House of Correction-1900
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
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Tom Carpenter presents an illustrated program on Banks, Banking and Money that is a video adaptation of a program that he presented at the 1999 Annual Meeting of the Society. The program provides a copiously illustrated discussion of early Vermont coinage and paper money. It also traces the history of Rutland banks, including photos of most of them. Hosted by Jim Davidson
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Banks, Banking and Money, Rutland, Vermont
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The Cemeteries of the Old Town of Rutland. Chris Book and Tom Giffin, Rutland City Cemetery Commissioners, are guests for this program. The program includes images of most of the cemeteries, old and new, of the old Town of Rutland. The program also discusses some of the issues and problems in the proper preservation of cemeteries. The programs for the preservation and care of the graves of military veterans are also discussed. Jim Davidson hosted the program.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Rutland Cemeteries, Rutland, Vermont