Portland Street parade

Horses and cars shared Portland Street in Morrisville when this photo of a downtown parade was taken.

Curious what life was like in Morristown 40 years ago? Wondering how that compares to life now?

Well, look no further.

The Morristown Historical Society is hosting the Community Moments and Memories event this Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Lamoille County Civic Center on Upper Main Street, and everyone is invited.

The event is the brainchild of Lisa Evans, an intern at the Noyes House Museum and a senior studying history at Northern Vermont University-Johnson.

The goal is to have residents share stories and memories about Morristown’s history, to learn more from residents about life in the community, and to gain greater insight into all that Lamoille County’s largest town has to offer.

Anyone with a story to tell or memories to share about any and all eras of Morristown is welcome to attend.

“It’s not just for established families, although we do want them too,” said Tracy Haerther, executive director of the Noyes House Museum. “We also want recent transplants here retelling their own stories and relaying what they’d like to see here.”

“The old and the new, we want to show the uniqueness of Morrisville,” Haerther said.

“It’s also a snapshot of what Morrisville is like right now,” Evans said. “We want to show what life is like right now, and compare it to older stories.”

Local celebrity Bill Schubart will emcee the event, sharing some of his own memories before turning things over to the audience. Longtime Morristown historian Francis Favreau may also make an appearance, and the entire event will be recorded and turned into an audio time capsule.

Community Moments and Memories will run from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. People interested in sharing their own stories can do so at the public event, or work with Evans to record their stories for the capsule, either in writing or via voice recording.

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