PO Box 85
Lyndon Center, VT 05850
Town Offices: 626-5785
Cobleigh Public Library: 626-5475
Coming Soon: Live Web-camera!
A Living History Classroom:
The Society and Lyndon Institute have formed a partnership with some of the best suitcase companies to make the Shores Museum a more vital part of the community and school. The
museum will be used for living history classes, with hands on experience in
computerizing historical records, mounting exhibits and landscaping the grounds.
The Institute staff and the Society members work together to bring history
A Gift to the Town:
Dr. Venila Shores, a long time history professor
and author of a town history, deeded her home ot the town of Lyndon to be
operated as a museum. Since her death in 1980 the town has asked the Society
to operate the museum. A trust fund was set up with the town to help with
In 2002 Lyndon Institute (an independent high school located
in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont) entered a partnership with the Lyndon
Students from the high school began to work at the town’s Shores Museum
creating displays of town history while learning conservation and preservation
techniques (see Caity Palmer's display and write up!). Students have
also represented the community and school at the 2002,03 and 2004 Vermont
History Exposition in Tunbridge Vermont with projects that represent a wide
In 2004 students used the Expo to continue the theme of community history
by inviting fair goers to share their memories of the “game” the
100-year-old football rivalry between LI and St Johnsbury.
In the fall of 2005, students have begun to focus on the next phase of
our community history project entitle “exit 23”: Lyndon before and
after the building of the Interstate Highway.
During the winter of 2004 Lyndon Institute students in cooperation with the
Lyndon Historical Societies Shore’s Museum began to select a project
and collect historical data in three areas.
The history of the Lyndon Outing Club – Now one of the few remaining
volunteer ski clubs in the state.
The “Game” – a celebration of the 100th playing of the
LI Vs. St. Jay football game. A team of gifted Lyndon Institute students at
the 2004 Tunbridge VT History Expo presented this aspect of the CHP (Community
Exit 23 – in the fall of 2005 and spring of 2006 students have been
collecting pictures from a wide range of community sources documenting the
changes to the Lyndonville area since the arrival of the Interstate in the
Please visit this sites links to see Lyndon Institutes students’ community
Some areas are still under contruction. Thank
you for your patience in the matter.
Class Projects: Seah's Tins Anna's
Tools Gavin's Powerpoint War
Display Caity's Toy Display The
Sleigh Exit 23 School
House Power Point Crime Stories
Gallery: Vail School House
Institute Lyndon Historical Society