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, including the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert and Fireworks and the week-long Festival on the Green.
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.
Join the Vermont Folklife Center on April 21, 2018 at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury, VT for a benefit performance by Smithsonian Folkways recording artists, Anna & Elizabeth, with special guest Moira Smiley. Doors open at 6:00pm. Performance begins at 7:00pm. General admission tickets are $30 each and seating is very limited. Advance sales only - tickets will not be sold at the door. Visit Brown Bag Tickets to reserve seats online: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3357710. Proceeds from this event will support the Vermont Folklife Center’s mission to document, sustain and present the diverse cultures of Vermont.