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The Marble House – Dorset, VT

  Not long ago, I attended a benefit in Dorset, Vermont. The event, a dinner and charity auction, raised proceeds for programs at The Marble House, or Manley-Lefèvre House. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990, the Federal-style property was built in 1815 with marble quarried from the land on which it resides. The original … Read the full article

Kent Knife Cleaner

A Kent Knife cleaner can be seen in the Hildene Estate, the historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln located in Manchester Vermont.  Found in many classic homes of the late 19th century and early 20th century, Kent Knife Cleaners were once a sought after tool for the American homemaker. Now antiques, these machines were made … Read the full article

Possibly America’s Oldest Intact Pantry

  The Theron Boyd Homestead, in Quechee Vermont may be home to the oldest pantry in the United States.  A Georgian Farmhouse built in 1786; the home is now managed by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.  Virtually untouched and in it’s original state, the home was last occupied in 1986, and its only modern … Read the full article