Fun in the snow at Middlebury College! These recently digitized 16mm films haven’t been seen in more than fifty years.
This silent film montage shows scenes of the 40 meter jump on Chipman Hill, early ski trails at the Snow Bowl and the “new” 50 meter ski jump, Mountain Club outings to the winter woods, and even “aero-skijoring” on Lake Champlain. Winter Carnival the way it was in the middle of the last century!
And this newsreel produced by Paramount Pictures in 1949 is an entertaining glimpse back into a unique moment in time. It was shown in movie theaters throughout the country before the feature film.
In our ongoing effort to digitize historical, fragile films, we discovered this unlabeled and undated film clip depicting a flood in East Middlebury:
Though we were confident that we got the location right because some of the buildings are still standing in East Middlebury, we weren’t sure about the date. Based in part on the vintage of the cars, we assumed the flood of 1927. To test out our theory, Joseph Watson shared the link on the Growing up in Addison County Facebook group and its 2,000+ members. As a result, we revised our initial date. Based on what evidence? First, about 52 seconds into the film clip, the camera captures a Green Mountain National Forest tool box. The Forest wasn’t established until 1932. And second, the trees in the film clip are full of leaves. The ’27 flood was in November (no leaves!) while the ’38 flood was in September. Eureka! The Facebook thread (as of December 1) is below:
Since many people were turned away from his first two lectures on the Museum’s current exhibition Observing Vermont Architecture, Glenn Andres, Professor of the History of Art and Architecture, will reprise, for a third time, his introduction to the exhibition. His free lecture, scheduled for Monday, March 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Mahaney Center for the Arts, will survey buildings both grand and humble, and designed by laymen as well as prominent state and national architects. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Friends of the Art Museum, and Architecture Table.
**Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.**
Windham County Courthouse, Newfane, 1825, 1854 (Photo: Curtis Johnson)
Summer comes and goes very quickly here in Vermont—blink and you've missed it, as some would say—and like the season itself, our summer exhibits vanish with a similar haste, like a Fumé Blanc that you wish would have lingered just a bit longer on your tongue. As I watch the works come off the wall and go back into storage or back to their lending institutions, I often find myself wishing that I had spent more time with them, and inevitably I turn to the exhibit's comment book to absorb others' insights about the show as a way of allowing it to hang a little longer in my mind's eye. Continue reading →
The deadlines for some awesome internships for fall and winter term are quickly approaching – head to MOJO today to apply for these great opportunities. Deadline is this Friday, October 12.
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NativeEnergy Marketing Intern: Founded in Vermont in 2000, NativeEnergy is an expert provider of carbon offsets, renewable energy credits, and carbon accounting software. You will assist with public relations activities, including traditional and social media outreach. You will develop and execute social media campaigns, write blogs and other content, conduct market research, help plan and organize events, and assist with other marketing-‐related activities as needed. (Fall term)
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Porter Hospital Intern: You will have the opportunity to see what life might look like if you choose a career in medicine. You will work out a schedule with your assigned physician preceptor for you to shadow the physician based on the physician’s work schedule and your availability. You’ll also get to go on rotations in other departments, such as surgery, emergency care, radiology and labor and delivery. (Winter Term)
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Kelliher Samets Volk Media Intern: You will learn how to evaluate media vendors, target specific markets and much more. You will work with the PR team and manage client clip books, support and maximize press opportunities. On a daily basis, you’ll help the PR team track and document media coverage. You’ll manage alerts and create weekly/monthly digests. Dive in and draft PR materials and help manage KSV’s online community. (Winter Term)