Notice of Abandonment (Notice 1 of 3)

The Woodstock History Center wishes to resolve ownership issues with the items listed in broad terms below and in more detail on our website and at our office. Please be advised that the following described property is hereby considered abandoned by its prior owners, and will become the property of the Woodstock History Center, Inc., if no person can prove ownership of the property, pursuant to the provisions of Vermont Statutes Title 27: Chapter 12 – Museum Property.

1218 items, including 311 items of clothing, 149 clothing accessories (combs, fans, spectacles, etc.), 20 bed coverings, 15 rugs, 11 lighting pieces, 17 pieces of furniture, 8 trunks, 169 household items (decorative, cooking, eating, tools, textiles, etc.), 35 dolls plus 20 doll accessories, 53 items of jewelry, 40 paintings (drawings, sketches, etc.), 104 photographs (stereographs, tintypes, daguerreotype), 2 weapons, 66 paper items (diary, advertising, signs, etc.), 36 outdoor tools and equipment, 11 medical items, 77 game or sport pieces, 14 badges and pins, 8 coins and medals, 24 books, 28 other miscellaneous items.

Anyone claiming ownership, or who has knowledge of the whereabouts of the current owner, must notify the Woodstock History Center in writing by November 25, 2019.

If such written assertion of title is not presented to the Woodstock History Center by November 25, 2019, the property shall be considered abandoned or donated and shall become property of the Woodstock History Center.

Please contact Becky Talcott for more information or to make a claim:

Woodstock History Center
26 Elm Street
Woodstock, VT 05091