Middlebury Vermont, settled after the Revolutionary War, is the largest community in Addison County and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. John Deere, inventor of the world's first steel moldboard plow, apprenticed at a blacksmith's shop in Middlebury, and there is a historic marker commemorating his achievement. Middlebury is home to the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History and the internationally recognized Middlebury College, as well as Otter Creek, the longest river in Vermont.
In 2010, Yankee Magazine, listed several Vermont towns in their slideshow of "Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England," including Middlebury, Vermont!
Middlebury and Middlebury College host many events throughout the year, include the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert and Fireworks, the week-long Festival on the Green, and the After Dark Music Series, bringing some of the best known Folk, Celtic, Blues, and Acoustic performers to the area.
Fun Fact: A shot of the Waybury Inn in East Middlebury was used in the opening of the TV series "Newhart."
Birthplace of: Gabriel Mann (born 1972), actor & former model; Patricia Ross (born 1959), cross country skier; Patty Sheehan (born 1956), professional golfer.
The Middlebury Community Players presents the musical "Working," at the Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant Street, Middlebury, Vt. A celebration of the men and women who keep America humming, the show runs for two weekends, Thursday through Sunday, opening April 27 and closing May 7. Show times are 8:00 for the Thursday through Saturday performances, and 2:00 on Sundays. Tickets are $15 for the Thursday shows, $23 for all other performances ($18 for students with ID), and can be purchased at the box office, (802) 382-9222, or online at www.townhalltheater.org. ASL interpretation will be provided at the April 30th show. More information about the production, as well as pictures and videoclips can be found at middleburycommunityplayers.org. Based on the Studs Terkel landmark book compiled from interviews with hundreds of American workers, "Working" uses their stories to weave a tapestry of hopes, fears, ideals, realities, satisfactions, and disappointments. Song styles range from show tunes to ballads to down-and-dirty blues.