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GHS Receives Award of Excellence, Presents New Exhibit

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Greensboro Historical Society (GHS) was honored with an Award of Excellence at the 70th Annual Meeting of the League of Local Historical Societies and Museums (LLHSM) in White River Junction on May 10.

courtesy photo Greensboro Historical Society representatives (from right) Jenny Stoner, President BJ Gray and Nancy Hill receive an Award of Excellence from vice president of the Vermont Historical Society, Dawn Schneiderman (left) at the 70th Annual Meeting of the League of Local Historical Societies & Museums in White River Junction on May 10. The award was given in the “Exhibitions, Engagement and Public Programs” category for the 2023 summer exhibit, “Saving Land, Saving History: 50 Years of Land Conservation in Greensboro.”

The society presents an exhibit at its museum each summer focusing on some aspect of the town’s history. This summer’s exhibit, “Rails to Trails,” will feature informative panels depicting the socio-economic boon that the railroad created for The Bend as well as the greater Greensboro, Stannard, Walden and Wheelock area. This summer’s GHS museum exhibit focuses on the arrival and departure of the railroad in Greensboro Bend, as well as the transition to the 93-mile multi-access Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.

The 2022 and 2023 summer exhibit, “Saving Land, Saving History: 50 Years of Land Conservation in Greensboro,” won the highest honor in the “Exhibitions, Engagement and Public Programs” category, “for the creation of exhibits that reflect the imaginative interpretation of some aspect of local history, for educational or public programs that encourage the study and appreciation of local history, or for projects that encourage and incorporate civic or community engagement.”

The award is the 7th Achievement Award received by GHS at the LLHSM annual meeting and the third Award of Excellence. Prior awards include one in 2002 for the GHS Newsletter and another in 2015 for it publication, “40 Years of the Hazen Road Dispatch.”

The GHS museum, at 29 Breezy Ave., is open beginning July 4, on Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon through August.

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