The program, which will immediately follow, will be presented by Bill Budde, curator of the Russell Collection, Vermont's second largest collection of Vermontiana, located in the Martha Canfield Library. His slide show will feature photographs taken from 1904-14 by Herbert Wheaton Congdon, a full-time resident of Arlington from 1923 until his death in 1965.
Congdon documented many of Arlington's historic residences and commercial buildings, as well as the early work of the Green Mountain Club, including the construction of the Long Trail. Included in the program will be some candid, rarely seen photographs of Dorothy Canfield Fisher, noted author and Arlington resident, at her leisure, circa 1912, shooting and skiing.
The photographs in Budde's presentation were donated to the Russell Collection by Congdon's son Steve; the rest of his extensive photography collection resides in the Wilbur
Anyone interested in classical Vermont architecture, historical photography and/or early 20th century Arlington is invited to attend this unique, free program, which will be followed by refreshments.
Bailey Hall, located next to the Federated Church of East Arlington, is handicap-accessible, For more information or directions, contact Nancy Boardman at 802-375-6138.