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MARLBORO COMMUNITY GROUPS
Marlboro Historical Society
The Historical Society of Marlboro was formed in 1966. The Ephraim Holland Newton house, built in 1814 by the town’s second minister, is the Society’s museum and presents the past through exhibits, documentations, an herb garden, and the Houghton Schoolhouse built in 1827, which was moved to the grounds of Newton House. Newton House and the schoolhouse are open for visiting Saturdays from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM during the months of July and August. Admission to the house is free to all. Members’ dues go to support programs and conservation activities throughout the year. To learn more about the Society and its activities see the topics below.
Annual membership: $20 and donations of $50 entitles member to a free 2015 Marlboro Historical Society calendar available at the Marlboro Fair. Membership is from July 1 to June 30 of the next year. Send dues to Treasurer MHS, PO Box 242, Marlboro, VT 05344.
President, Jim Tober
Vice President, Donald Sherefkin 254-9736
Treasurer/Membership Chair, Jill Golden 254-9394
House Chair: Augusta Bartlett 254-2172
Trustees: Jean Boardman 254-2500 ; Dan Dennis 257-1431; Marcia Hamilton 490-0347; Staley McDermet 258-9983; Malcolm Moore 254-5015
Honorary Trustees: Augusta Bartlett, Polly Wilson, Richard Hamilton, Esther Fielding
Archivist: Dan Dennis, 257-1431
Auditor: Linda Peters 254-2181
Clerk: rotating position
The Ephraim Holland Newton House, which was built in 1814 by the town’s second minister, contains collections of early furniture, textiles, china and glassware such as might have been used during Rev. Newton’s residency. The house itself, described by Newton’s first son, was a small one-and-a-half story frame dwelling where everything was “of the simplest and plainest style”. During the time he was minister Rev. Newton also served as Town Clerk, Town Treasurer and adviser to many students. His study is in the room at the left of the front door and undoubtedly served as the Town Clerk’s office in his time. This room also contains early post office boxes from the time when Newton House was the location of the Marlboro post office.
Upstairs there is one finished bedroom and one unfinished room which contains a collection of early household and farm tools.
The one-room Houghton Schoolhouse which was moved from Cowpath 40 to the grounds of Newton House, is set up to replicate a 19th century schoolhouse and is also open to the public during the months of July and August. Sometimes it is used for special exhibits.
The Society also has a very extensive collection of early photographs of the town and its residents, as well as newer ones that document the development of Marlboro. These include the “Turn of the Century” project done be Forrest Holzapfel. He has photographed almost all of the residents of Marlboro in 1999 in front of their homes, providing an invaluable window on our town for future generations.
Other documents available are early maps, geneological records, manuscript reports of the original proprietors, newspaper clippings, letters and other miscellanea relating to the town. The photographs and documents are available for use at the Newton House when it is open, or by calling one of the persons listed under Officers (see above) when it is not.
Calendars, $15.00 each
Postcards, $0.25 each
Plates, $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00
History of the town of Marlborough, Windham County Vermont, by Ephraim Holland Newton. Montpelier: Vermont Historical Society, 1930. (Paperback photoreprint) $50.00
Reuben Winchester’s Autobiography, 1894, $10.00 Published by the Marlboro Historical Society, June 2002
Calendars can be obtained at the Town Office. Newton’s History can be purchased from Town Clerk Forrest Holzapfel, P.O. Box E, Marlboro, VT 05344 or by calling him at 254-2181. This is the only history of Marlboro at present. It traces the development of the town up to the Civil War. Full of both facts and interesting stories of everyday life in 18th and 19th century Marlboro. Proceeds from the sale of the History support the maintenance of the Newton House. Other items can be purchased from any of the persons listed under Officers.
Marlboro School Association
The Marlboro School Association was formed in 1995. The Association’s purpose is to enrich the education of our town’s current and future elementary students by establishing a permanent source of additional funding “beyond that which can fairly and reasonably be raised through local and state taxes” for Marlboro Elementary School equipment, projects and programs. Normally, only the Association’s income is distributed, though we also consider donations for specific projects. The Marlboro School Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, and gifts to the Association are tax deductible, as allowed by law. Money is raised for the Association via an annual appeal sent to town residents.
To date, the Marlboro School Association has provided funds for: physical education equipment, special field trips seed money for internet access purchase of computers library catalog software the construction of an outdoor skating rink music and arts programs from the Brattleboro Music Center special workshops on Civility & Photography the Design and Technology Program renovation and improvement of the school playground construction of the playground log bridge completion of the Outback climbing wall a public address system for the Outback support of the Thinking Maps program
For further information on the Marlboro School Association, please contact Adrian Segar, at 254-3566.
The Marlboro Alliance is an all volunteer-run 501(c)3 corporation which operates as an ‘umbrella’ for Marlboro’s non-profit community organizations.
Donations to the Marlboro Alliance are tax deductible and help us to provide…
— January Thaw Book Swap – January
— February Wendell Cup with Marlboro College
— March Town Meeting Lunch – March
— July Summer Sale (last weekend in July)
— September Marlboro Fair
— Recurring elder lunches and wellness events
We support the Marlboro Mixer, Marlboro Cares, Meeting House School, Marlboro Fire Company, Marlboro Meeting House, Marlboro Elementary School, and the Deerfield Valley Heating Assistance.
2011 brought us the challenge of TS Irene. Our community rallied together in amazing ways to provide support for those families that had loses due to Irene flooding. Those efforts continued through 2012. Our emergency fund also supports community members that suffer loss from other events such as fires.
Our generous scholarship fund supporters enabled us to award grants to college-bound students and MES students attending summer camps.
US Postal: Marlboro Alliance, PO Box 165, Marlboro, Vermont, 05344
Marlboro Cares is a non-profit, volunteer organization providing no-cost, non-emergency assistance to Marlboro residents. We have an eight member volunteer board of directors and a wonderful pool of over 35 volunteers ready to help.
Call 258 – 3030
Call for non-emergency assistance such as transportation, an errand to be run, companionship, referrals for a handyman, other services and agencies, or information.
Access to our services is via our call-forwarding telephone service (258-3030), which is monitored daily by a board member. Leave a message and someone will call you back within 24 hours.
Marlboro Cares has a regular information article in the Mixer and offers free trainings and programs for Marlboro residents on various topics related to health and well-being. Marlboro Cares provides regular check-ins and visits for our elder residents, as desired.
Marlboro Cares is a member of the Marlboro Alliance, which is the Federal non-profit umbrella organization for the Marlboro Mixer, Marlboro Fair, and Marlboro Cares. We are affiliated with the regional Windham County Cares Network and are associated with the Council on Aging. Our funding comes from a Council on Aging Transportation grant, as well as grants from Marlboro Town Meeting and the Marlboro Community Club. We are also thankful for occasional tax-deductible donations.
Officers are Jennifer Mazur, President, Beth McDermet, Treasurer and Nora Wilson, Secretary. The telephone number for our assistance or questions is 258-3030.