News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

Let’s hope history repeats itself. The Vermont Historical Society recently was awarded the 2007 National Medal for Museum and Library Society, one of only five institutions in the country to be accorded this national recognition. While the society only has two physical locations – a museum in Montpelier and the History Center in Barre – Director of Development Jane Campbell feels the recognition was more because "of a lot of work we’ve done in bringing Vermont history and heritage to everybody" than their actual museum sites. Some of their programs include the Vermont History Exp held annually in Tunbridge, launching a Web site (, and encouraging partnerships with local schools in 197 towns. The award carries a monetary value, as well as the recognition, in the form of a $10,000 check. Congratulations to everyone who works so hard at preserving Vermont’s memories.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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