Vermont was the first state to abolish slavery in its constitution, and the first to enroll and graduate a black student, who went on to serve in the state Legislature.
So to honor that past, the state decided to open an African-American Heritage Trail. Kristin Carlson got a preview of one of the exhibits getting set to open soon. She spoke with director, Jane Williamson. Watch the video for more.
The Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh currently attracts 2,000 visitors a year, but they hope to double that with the new exhibit.
Thursday, March 6 2014 7:53 PM EST2014-03-07 00:53:09 GMT
'Tis the season-- as winter winds down frost heaves and potholes arrive. The ups and downs of the 2014 winter can be seen and felt. No route or road is spared. And just adding to the frustration-- theMore >>
The deep freeze is making for some rough roads across our region and it's also contributing to a fuel shortage. Shelby Cashman has more.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 7:56 PM EST2014-03-07 00:56:36 GMT
The pothole problem knows no boundaries. Our neighbors to the north are also dealing with rough roads. The Quebec Transportation Ministry budgeted $260 million for winter road maintenance. But crews haveMore >>
Our neighbors to the north are also dealing with rough roads.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:23 PM EST2014-03-06 21:23:33 GMT
Investigators now say a fire that damaged a student housing complex at St. Michael's College was not caused by the building's heating system. The fire last month damaged a row of townhouses. All of theMore >>
Investigators now say a fire that damaged a student housing complex at St. Michael's College was not caused by the building's heating system.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:50 PM EST2014-03-06 21:50:24 GMT
Vermont police say a New Hampshire woman was driving drunk with two kids in her car. The incident happened Wednesday at the Intersection of 1-91 and Route 302 in Newbury, Vt. Vermont state police sayMore >>
Vermont police say a New Hampshire woman was driving drunk with two kids in her car.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 8:29 PM EST2014-03-07 01:29:18 GMT
Milton police say they've nabbed the men behind nearly 100 car break-ins in Chittenden County. Authorities say surveillance video from a number of the crime scenes led them to the suspects. They are AnthonyMore >>
Milton police say they've nabbed the men behind nearly 100 car break-ins in Chittenden County.More >>