Fill in the family tree at the Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge

TUNBRIDGE – The 2016 Vermont History Expo will feature the Vermont Historical Society’s Leahy Library and other genealogical organizations, to help answer questions about genealogy and archival research in Floral Hall at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds on June 18 and 19.

History Expo visitors will have the opportunity to search for their family histories on the Internet with expert advice. In addition, many of the participating organizations, including the Vermont Historical Society bookstore, will offer a variety of genealogical publications for sale.

“A popular feature of the Vermont History Expo is our genealogy specialists—you can work with representatives from the state’s leading genealogy organizations and archivists from Vermont’s major repositories,” said the society’s coordinator, Amanda Gustin.

Visitors can also delve into additional aspects of archival research at other booths in Floral Hall.

Representatives from the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project will share their exhibit “Cycling through the News,” sharing bicycle history as seen through historic Vermont newspapers.

The Vermont Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier, the Leahy Library, the Vermont Heritage Galleries in Barre, and programming throughout the state.

Established in 1838, its purpose is to reach a broad audience through outstanding collections and statewide outreach.

For more information about the Vermont History Expo call (802) 479-8500. To see the full schedule of over 100 history exhibits, music, crafts, and family fun, go to vermonthistory.org/expo.

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