Vermont Historical Society named a 2010 Editors’ Choice by Yankee Magazine

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first_imgThe Vermont Historical Society’s award-winning Vermont History Museum and the annual Vermont History Expo have been recognized as 2010 Editors’ Choices in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England.  This designation is awarded by Yankee’s editors and contributors, who name select restaurants, lodgings, and attractions in New England to the exclusive list.”Yankee’s editors and our trusted legion of travel writers select our Editors’ Choice winners,” says Yankee editor Mel Allen. “From their own experiences and extensive travel, they research and find the most deserving establishments in New England. Recipients range from the rustic to the refined, but all are noteworthy and memorable destinations.”The Vermont History Museum, located next to the State House in Montpelier, was voted “Best Place to Time Travel” by Yankee Magazine editors and contributors. The museum’s permanent exhibit, Freedom and Unity: One Ideal, Many Stories, opened in March 2004 and won a national award. The multimedia exhibit, which represents Vermont’s history from 1600 to the present, fills 5,000 square feet in the Pavilion building in Montpelier. Visitors walk through time and experience a full-sized Abenaki wigwam, a re-creation of the Catamount Tavern where Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys gathered, a railroad station complete with a working telegraph and a WWII living room furnished with period music and magazines. The Vermont History Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. For more information and directions go to is external).The Vermont History Expo was voted one of the “Top 20 Vermont Events” by Yankee Magazine editors and contributors.  At the Vermont History Expo, a collection of 150+ local historical societies, museums, and heritage organizations have been meeting annually to create a fresh picture of Vermont history with exhibits, music, family activities, music, food, presentations, performances, and lots more! This year, the tenth annaul History Expo, has a theme of “Back to the Land, Again,” featuring heritage animals, exhibits from 100 Vermont communities, re-enactments and other history presentations, traditional music, dance, and children’s games . The dates for this year’s History Expo are June 26 and 27. For more information and directions go to is external).For 34 years, Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England has been the most widely distributed and best-selling guide to the six-state region, providing readers with a comprehensive vacation-planning tool and daily reference. “Our special travel issue includes page after page of secrets and whispers. It covers New England’s unique landscape, its attractions, and the people who create the flavors, crafts, and lodgings that lend their richness to memorable travel,” says Yankee editor Mel Allen. “It’s about the secrets we whisper to family and friends when we come home from seeing new places. With invaluable help from our ‘Best of New England’ contributors, we offer more than 300 stories-in-waiting inside this issue. We think of our ‘Bests’ as secrets whispered to friends-in this case, the loyal readers of Yankee Magazine.”The 2010 Travel Guide features 312 “Best of New England – Editors’ Choice” selections, which include the best restaurants, lodgings, attractions, local secrets, and bargains in the region. Yankee tells readers where to find the “Best Taste of Europe” in Maine, the “Best Music Hall” in Connecticut, the “Best Rainy-Day Excursion” in Rhode Island, the “Best Inn for Foodies” in Massachusetts, the “Best Sushi” in Boston, the “Best Art Fix” in New Hampshire, the “Best Aquarium” in Vermont, and many more. This special issue also names 120 top events around the region, plus 50 waterfront dining recommendations; food and home articles are also featured. The Vermont History Museum and the Vermont History Expo will also be recommended on For more information visit: The Vermont Historical Society : The Vermont Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier, the Leahy Library in Barre, and programming throughout the state. Established in 1838, its purpose is to reach a broad audience through outstanding collections and statewide outreach. The Vermont Historical Society believes that an understanding of the past changes lives and builds better communities. Visit the Society’s web site at is external) for directions, admission fees, and hours, or call Vermont History Education Programs Manager Victoria Hughes at 802-828-1413. About Yankee Magazine: Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and features. With a paid circulation of more than 350,000 and a total audience of nearly 2 million, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), a family-owned and independent magazine publisher. More information about Yankee: New England’s Magazine is available at: YankeeMagazine.comSource: Vermont Historical Society & Museum – Vermont History Center. 4.30.2010last_img

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