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The Johnson Historical Society is pleased to announce that Eric Tobin, a highly regarded en plein air landscape artist from Johnson, has generously donated the painting Winters Hush Johnson (37 1/2”x 31 ½”) in support of our Capital Campaign. All of his work is painted outdoors where he captures the seasons of Vermont in real time. Winter, spring, and fall are his favorite times to paint. His painting of the former Bill Holmes Farm in Johnson is a reminder of the area’s agricultural heritage.
Raffle tickets are available at the Holcomb House, at business venues in town, and from members of the Historical Society. The drawing will be held on October 15th. To learn more about the painting and/or to arrange your purchase of raffle tickets for $10 each, leave an inquiry at email@example.com or contact anyone listed below:
Alice Whiting 635-7797 Linda Jones 635-7401
Margo Warden 730-2892 Lois Frey 635-7826
Peggy Williams 635-7044 Aggie or Dean West 635-7431
Tom Carney 635-7037 Duncan Hastings 635-9919
Frank Dodge 888-3431 George Pearlman 635-6979
Jane Marshall 635-2782 Joanne Benford 635- 8915
Dick Simays 635-7080
Alice Whiting, chair of the Historical Society’s Building Fund added slice #7 of pie to the Capital Campaign pie chart at Town Meeting on March 7th. Each slice of pie represents $30,000 raised in support of retiring the mortgage on the Holcomb House and supporting future improvements and programs.
Thanks to Sue Lovering for taking the picture.
Use the links below to make a donation, or contact Alice or any of the Historical Society Trustees to learn how you can support this important endeavor.
JOHNSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
In 2014, the Town of Johnson purchased the former home and offices of Dr. Lyndhurst P. Holcomb, who practiced medicine in Johnson for 55 years. This important village building is now the new and permanent home of the Johnson Historical Society, in which to make our past come alive for generations of Johnson residents and visitors to come.
Inspired by this strong evidence of the town’s commitment to our shared history, the Johnson Historical Society has launched its first ever capital campaign with the following goals:
•To retire the town’s $250,000 mortgage for the JHS building now named the Dr. Holcomb House, which will serve as the eastern gateway of Johnson village’s newly restored Main Street;
• To underwrite ongoing and new programs and projects the Historical Society may now undertake in its wonderful new home.
Johnson Historical Society
188 Main Street, P.O. Box 383
Johnson, VT 05656
Linda Jones, Town Historian
Doctor Holcomb House Hours
Thursdays 9:00am – 12:00pm
Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
And by appointment:
Dean West Lois Frey