Bub and Meg Crosby Collection

Bub and Meg Crosby Collection

Started in 2022, the goal of the Bub and Meg Crosby Collection is to promote interest in local history, stimulate discussion of stories, and share a cross-section of life in Addison County. It is not a curated collection, but a composite of fifty years of collecting and recollecting events and stories of the past.

View the Bub and Meg Crosby Collection online

Introduction to the Antique Postcard Tour of Vergennes

The goal of assembling the “Antique Postcard Tour of Vergennes” from Bub and Meg Crosby’s collection was to promote interest in local history by sharing a pictorial cross-section of life as it was in Addison County one hundred or more years ago.

This is a composite look back, and it is hoped that by sharing it, this will stimulate folks to recollect past experiences and share stories to enrich present and future generations. With thanks and gratitude to Cookie Steponaitis for her inspiration and guidance.

Crosby Barn Story

The story of Addison County, Vermont, is rich with connections between the people and land. The goal of this ever-growing collection is to preserve and share, for generations to come, the unique history of not only the Crosby Commission Sales in the Little City, but other towns in the county. Avid historians, Bub & Meg Crosby have spent 50 years collecting the history this collection shares.

One of those stories intersects in Vergennes, Vermont, with a special barn, the Crosby family, and a time when cows were king. Encased in the Bub & Meg Crosby digital collection housed online at the Bixby Memorial Library are images, timelines, and stories that share the depth of this connection of hands on the land and across generations. In the summer of 2022, Bub Crosby and local historian Cookie Steponaitis met and created this snapshot of farm life in Vergennes for old and young alike to enjoy.