Readers’ Bulletin: April 29 – May 2022 | Rhvm


“Conservation as a Practice”

Henry Sheldon Museum Virtual Lecture “Curating as Praxis: Shattering the Myth of Neutrality”

Virtual Lecture… The Henry Sheldon Museum presents a lecture by La Tanya S. Autry on May 4 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. This is the eighth and final lecture in the virtual series “Elephant in the Room: Exploring the Future of Museums” organized by the Stewart-Swift Research Center.

In “Curating as Praxis: Shattering the Myth of Neutrality,” La Tanya discusses dismantling oppressive forces by applying knowledge to real-world conditions in museums. She highlights various conservation strategies she has implemented to disrupt institutional violence and strengthen care for those most harmed. Autry also indicates a range of approaches that students to museum professionals can take to implement structural change. La Tanya will be in conversation with Middlebury College American Studies Professor Ellery Foutch and students of the Middlebury College course “Viewer Discretion Advised: Controversies in American Art & Museums”.

The Henry Sheldon Museum offers a diverse and in-depth look at the history and art of Vermont’s mid-Lake Champlain region. The museum is located at One Park Street in Middlebury town center opposite the Ilsley Library. The Museum and Research Center will reopen in late spring 2022.

Rokeby season opener

The Rokeby Museum is scheduled to open for the 2022 season. Beginning May 7, the Museum is open weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On May 28, Rokeby is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To kick off the full season start on May 28, exhibits at the Rokeby Museum are free to the public and the museum will be hosting a Sheep and Wool Day. From 1 to 3 p.m., the site will feature music from the Young Tradition Vermont Youth Commission, sheep from Ramble Bramble Farm, spinning demonstrations with The Burroughs Garret and wool products for sale from Hands & Heart Farm, lectures on children’s history and crafts and lawn. Games. This event is free to the public and the Free & Safe Museum exhibit: the Underground Railroad in Vermont, is free all day.

In addition to opening day activities, the Museum is offering a series of programs this spring and summer, including:

“Weaving Interrupted”, a virtual conference with Justin Squizzero from Marshfield School of Weaving on May 26

· Opening of the seasonal exhibition Dissent! Abolition & Advocacy in Print, June 4 at 1 p.m.

Storytime with the Bixby Library at the Rokeby Museum

Rokeby Pie & Ice Cream Social, August 14

The Museum is also delighted to announce the reopening of the historic Robinson House. After being closed for two years due to Covid-19 and interior preservation work, the house will reopen to tours. Visitors can access the house by guided tour, Friday to Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours are an additional cost to the museum admission fee.

To learn more about Rokeby Museum and see a full list of programs, visit our website at

Vermont Summit Walk/Bike

The Vermont Walk/Bike will take place at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, with related activities at various locations in the community, on May 6. The Summit is a biennial event that promotes safe, healthy and livable communities for people who walk, cycle and use public transport. It is open to community members, employers, planners and researchers from across the state.

If you’re working to make it easier and safer to bike and walk in Vermont, or just care about the subject, this is a must-attend gathering of people committed to the same pursuit.

Participants are encouraged to consider biking, walking, taking public transit, carpooling, or other multimodal modes of transportation to get to the top! Learn more about transportation options on our website.

Register today at and follow us on Twitter @VTWalkBike.

The Cavalier

Town Hall Theatre, Middlebury, Thursday 12 May, 7pm The highly acclaimed second feature from Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao [Nomadland], The Rider tells the harrowing story of a young rodeo cowboy who, after sustaining a near-fatal head injury, sets out on a search for a new identity, seeking to know what it means to be a man at heart. from America. Focusing on life in the indigenous community of the Pine Ridge Reservation, Zhao offers a penetrating view of masculinity and humility in a world where humans and animals intimately coexist.

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Green Mountain Transit

BURLINGTON — Green Mountain Transit, in accordance with federal guidelines, has lifted mask requirements for its buses and transit facilities.

The company asked passengers to be patient over the next day as the news spreads to employees and customers as the application may be inconsistent.

He asked that people respect those who chose to continue wearing masks.

C&C Fireworks

A local fireworks business has all the necessary permits to open in May.

The select council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a fireworks vendors license for C&C Fireworks, a father and son-owned fireworks store that has had locations in Rutland County for several years.

“So C&C, they waited patiently, they filled out their paperwork, they provided the $1,000 fee, they provided proof of their insurance from the City of Fair Haven and they also received their zoning permit . All that remains is for the select commission to approve its permit with hopefully a May 1 date to begin,” said City Manager Joe Gunter.

Chip Greeno, who owns the business with his father, Chuck, said the fireworks store will be located on Prospect Street across from exit 1 RV.

The Greenos approached the board in August saying they were looking for a city to host their second location after closing their store on Woodstock Avenue in Rutland Town due to disagreeing with the board selected there. Fair Haven had to develop a fireworks vendor license, which took several months.

The permit is for those who wish to sell fireworks, not light them.

C&C Fireworks’ other location is in Pittsford, where it has operated for several years. At the Pittsford Select Board meeting on April 6, selectors voted unanimously to maintain C&C’s license for another three years without change. His current license expires in October. The new one will end in October 2025.

Business Education Webinar Series

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Addison County Economic Development Corporation are pleased to announce a series of business webinars in 2022. Each webinar covers a different topic regarding the business and purpose communities. Addison County Nonprofit, presented by local business owners and support organizations.

Thursday, May 5: Business succession and preparing for the future by the Vermont Employee Ownership Center

Thursday June 9: Social Media – Doesn’t have to be a full-time job by Gold’s Gym International

Tuesday, June 14: 2022 Legislative Debriefing by Phil Summers, ACCoC and Fred Kenney, ACEDC

Tuesday, July 12: Strategies for Business Resilience by the Small Business Development Center

Thursday, August 11: Business Insurance: How much do you need? by Scott Gaines, Gaines Insurance Company

Tuesday, September 13: Retirement Planning 201 by Tyler Wood, Client-Centered Financial

Wednesday, October 12: What’s new in HR? by Theresa Miele, acquired HR

These webinars are open and free to members of the Addison County Economic Development Corporation and the Addison County Chamber of Commerce. For more information on ACEDC, visit: For more information about the Chamber, visit:


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