The SAHS had a very busy Columbus Day weekend, but what a beautiful weekend it was! We couldn’t have asked for better weather, it was perfect! Saturday was the 29th annual Vermont Apple Festival and Craft Show. SAHS members and volunteers set up our display booth in the Riverside School cafeteria Friday evening and took turns at the booth during the day on Saturday. The Apple Festival ran from 9am to 5pm, but with set-up and clean-up time factored in it was a long day indeed. However, we had a great time and the chance to meet and talk with some wonderful people!
|SAHS display at the 29th annual Vermont Apple Festival|
The SASH offered for sale a selection of Springfield history books, historic photos and postcards and quilt raffle tickets. We also had some bowls from last year’s Empty Bowl Dinner fundraiser. Our historic display included photos and one of the many bicentennial flags in our collection. Over a dozen flags were created by people in Springfield and were displayed around town during our nation’s bicentennial celebration. Two of these flags were on display during our 250th anniversary exhibit this summer.
Face painting by our student interns was a big hit! The interns painted butterflies, pumpkins, apples, spiders, tigers and more. One little girl was so happy with her butterfly face that she kissed her reflection in the hand-held mirror. A big thank you goes out to our inters for all their hard work!
On Sunday we were finally able to present our vintage fashion show. Originally scheduled for August 28, we had to cancel because of Hurricane Irene. This Sunday we had blue sky and plenty of sunshine! The interns and volunteers modeling the antique and vintage clothing arrived at the Miller Art Center at noon. After getting dressed we had change to take a few pictures before the fashion show began. Everyone who attended had a great time and agreed it was a wonderful event. Marita Johnson from SAPA TV was gracious enough to film the event so if you missed us on Sunday, look for us on SAPA!
|Vintage hats, SAHS collection|
The events this Columbus Day weekend concludes our 2011 season. We will be closed to the public until next spring. If you are interested in visiting the Springfield Art and Historical Society at the Miller Art Center please call us at 802-885-2415 to make an appointment. We will have our annual meeting and pot luck dinner on November __. Elections of our board of officers will take place at this time. SAHS members and the general public are encouraged and welcomed to attend. Our guest speaker is TBA.
Check back soon for pictures from our vintage fashion show and details about this year’s Empty Bowl Dinner!