Sheldon Museum: Never Meant to Last, Everyday Treasures of Ephemera from the Archival Collections of the Henry Sheldon Museum

Archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart and avid ephemera collector, Lucinda Cockrell,  present a broad overview of the Sheldon archives’ colorful ephemera collection. The plethora of broadsides, trade cards, posters, catalogs and other formats will provide a unique glimpse into 19th-century local and national business advertisements, medical practices, sports, and entertainment. Eva Garcelon-Hart has managed the Sheldon’s Stewart-Swift Research Center since 2011. She holds graduate degrees in Art History and Information Science from UC Berkeley. Lucinda Cockrell is a retired curator and archivist. She worked for more than thirty years in the museum, archives, and public history field in various states. Did you know that Eva worked for the Nobel Prize laureate poet Czesław Miłosz and for pictorial collections at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley and Lucinda is co-author of the recently published book How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History?

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Producer: Henry Sheldon Museum

Sheldon Museum: Punch Needle Rug Hooking and its Vermont Roots

Artist and teacher Amy Oxford traces the origins of punch needle rug hooking, a craft that started in the 1880s, and will go on to discuss its growth and popularity, drastic decline, 1970’s Vermont revival, and the current international punch needle craze that has swept social media. Did you know Amy invented her own rug making tool and in 2013 started the world’s first punch needle rug hooking school in Cornwall, where she offers classes to students who come from all over the world? Recorded 3/20/19.

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Producer: Henry Sheldon Museum

Growing Bright Futures: Samantha Farrell-Schmitt & Amy Mason

Host Cheryl Mitchell talks with Samantha Farrell-Schmitt & Amy Mason from the group, Parenting Supporting Thoughtful Technology.  Growing Bright Futures is a joint production of Treleven, Building Bright Futures, Let’s Grow Kids, and Middlebury Community Television. Recorded 3/18/19. To learn more about Building Bright Futures: http://buildingbrightfutures.org/

Producer: Cheryl Mitchell & Darla Senecal

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