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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The History Expo

So, I'm just now recovering from the Vermont History Expo this past weekend and wanted to say - again, but online this time - what a great event it was: Tunbridge Fairgrounds, two days of great weather, and everywhere you looked, happy, happy History Geeks [of which I would be one]. I think the theme this year was ostensibly transportation, but really it's more an opportunity to get together, look at other towns' exhibits, and wander aimlessly around the grounds. Which this year weren't so very crowded but by all rights should have been. I think my favorite event the last few years [the Expo's been going for eight years now] has been the parade. It's random & a teeny bit disorganized [but in a good way - sometimes the parade participants are so far apart that spectators get sucked into the march] and wends its way through the entire Midway. The first year it took place there were animals involved, too: cows, calves, oxen, sheep, goats & such. About halfway through the parade route a small goat decided it really didn't want to walk any more and plopped itself firmly on the ground. Whereupon its owner [a youngish person not really very much bigger than the goat] tugged hopefully on the halter a couple of times, shrugged, picked the goat up, and lugged it the rest of the way. It's that kind of parade, and, in every good way, that kind of Expo. Long may it run...

And I guess if one needed to tie this in with our library somehow [because this is after all a library website] I would point out that there are, umm, a lot of Vermont History books here? Yeah yeah, that's it. Well, there are...Have fun, Rachel.



Anonymous said...

The connections between the history expo and the library are many! You have numerous books that would interest "a youngish person not really very much bigger than the goat."

Martin Hahn said...

Some of us at Kellogg-Hubbard also "wander aimlessly around the grounds."

Morgan W. Brown said...

George: Great first blog post!

From this initial post of yours or, rather its style, I can see that you are a natural blogger or at the very least you take to blogging rather easily.

Welcome to the blogosphere!

Morgan W. Brown said...

Within the comments section, Martin wrote: Some of us at Kellogg-Hubbard also "wander aimlessly around the grounds."

Speak for yourself Martin!

Er, or maybe you were, correct?!