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Strong Family Historic Documents Presentation
October 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us for a presentation on the history of the Strong Family and an outline of conservation efforts and the funds necessary to complete the preservation of 5 items identified to have historical or cultural significance and be in good enough condition to justify conservation. Donations will be accepted but are not expected.
In 2017 the Vermont State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) embarked on a joint project with Bixby Library in Vergennes to conserve specific Samuel Strong papers found in Bixby’s collection. These papers date from the late 1700s to the mid-1800s and contain documents related to the Strong family and the early history and culture of the Vergennes and Addison County area.
The Strong family was one of the founding families in Addison County. John Strong was a Revolutionary War patriot and a prominent early citizen of Addison County. He served as a judge, surveyor, State Legislator and represented Addison at the State Convention that adopted the Constitution of the United States and approved the admission of Vermont to the Union as the 14th State.
Click here for more info on the items and efforts so far.