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Sheldon Museum: Bees Besieged – A History of Beekeeping

The Henry Sheldon Museum presents, “Bees Besieged – A History of Beekeeping”Beekeeping goes back 10,000 years, but bees have been much in the news recently as a multi-pronged scourge has devastated many of the nation’s 2.5 million colonies. Meanwhile, hobby beekeeping has grown exponentially in the country.

Bill Mares, writer, and a beekeeper for 45 years, will tell of the origins and evolution of beekeeping, sometimes referred to as “farming for intellectuals,” with a particular emphasis on his new book, with Ross Conrad, and others, “The Land of Milk and Honey, a History of Beekeeping in Vermont.” (Green Writers Press).

This event is sponsored by Table 21.

 For more info, visit http://henrysheldonmuseum.org/

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Sheldon Museum: Meet The Collectors, 3rd Program

This is the third program in the “Meet the Collectors” series. Bruce Yelton will share information about the East Middlebury Iron Works, which was built in 1831, and the iron slag he lent to the Sheldon’s exhibit. Sas Carey, whose mission in life is to support and preserve traditional Mongolian nomadic life, will share some of her rich stories and show some of the Mongolian clothing she has collected over the years (detail pictured above). A collector of sticks and stones, Diana Bigelow takes her collection one step further by creating whimsical figures from the natural materials, and the ballet dancer on display is one of many figures she has made over the last few years.  Sarah S. Fox will share her ongoing hunt for Blue Heaven china produced n the 1950s/60s in Ohio. Her collection spans decorative plates and glassware including the 1965 calendar “glamour plate” featured in the exhibit.

 For more info, visit http://henrysheldonmuseum.org/

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