Folsom School 3-4 Faces and Places Website

The students in Dr. Robinson's 3-4 Team, along with their library media specialist, Mrs. Sharon Hayes, have created a website all about South Hero history after interviewing townsfolk. Click here to learn about some buildings in town and the famous families that lived there in the past.

Friday, June 27, 2014

South Hero Historical Society Program-”Eagle Camp”--7 pm, Fri., July 11, 2014--Folsom School

South Hero Historical Society Program-”Eagle Camp”--7 pm, Fri., July 11, 2014--Folsom School Do you think you know anyone in these pictures of Eagle Camp youngsters? The South Hero Historical Society’s monthly program was about Eagle Camp, a family camp which has been in South Hero for 124 years. Our presenter was William Drury whose great-grandfather started Eagle Camp and whose parents, Robert and Alice Drury, served as managers while Bill was growing up in South Hero. He talked about the origins of Eagle Camp and his recollections of times past. Eagle Camp has been managed by members of the Perry family for its entire existence except for a six-year period in the early 70s. Many people here in the Islands worked at Camp waiting tables, changing beds, and making the place run smoothly for vacationing families. Some of those families ended up living in the Islands.

June 6th, 2014--South Hero Historical Society Program--Do You Know Your Tools?

The SHHS June 6th Program took place at the Tool Museum at Apple Island Resort off Route 2 by the sandbar. We are glad so many oif you had a chance to see this marvelous museum and got to meet Ted Ingrahm, proprietor. We all enjoyed the window sash demonstartion, the “Guess the Mystery Tool” part of the program and the open house viewing of the collection beforehand. The Arnold Zlotoff Tool Museum collection includes 3,000 pieces originating from the colonial period in the Northeastern United States. The collection encompasses a vast variety of trades, industries, and applications. It was effectively the result of the passion of one man, Arnold Zlotoff. Arnold was a New York City school teacher of Industrial Arts and a skilled mechanic, thereby developing his interest in tools. He was impressed by the craftsmanship of the early Americans, many of whom fashioned tools themselves or collaborated with local blacksmiths, who would serve as tool makers. He began collecting in the late 1940s and continued into the 1980s. His family purchased the barn at Apple Island Resort which is now home to his collection. Please join us on Friday, June 6th at 6:30 for some free exploration time and at 7:00 for our program. The museum is open every Saturday, Memorial Day to Columbus Day, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, free admission. Here is their website http://www.arnoldzlotofftoolmuseum.com/

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

South Hero: Places and Faces Project by Dr. Robinson's 3-4 students with help from Library media specialist Mrs. Sharon Hayes

Dr. Teresa Robinson and Mrs. Sharon Hayes helped students in the 3-4 classes at Folsom School research the history of many buildings in town and the faces that go with them. Here is a video of a slideshow they made and presented June 13, 2014 at the 2nd Annual Iodine Springs Social at Folsom School. Enjoy! Here is the link to our complete website called South Hero's: Faces and Places