Lifelong Fascination: Lilian Baker Carlisle
Lilian Baker Carlisle is the kind of woman who galvanizes a room.
At the official launching of the Vermont Encyclopedia at
UVM last April, she drew colleagues and admirers to her side with
every step. Nationally recognized for her work cataloguing the
renowned collection of folk art and artifacts at the Shelburne
Museum and for her writing on antiques, Ms. Carlisle -- who "absolutely
hated" history when she was growing up -- was a founder of
the Chittenden County Historical Society. Long active in the community
as a writer, historian, environmentalist and civic-minded citizen,
this elegant woman of 92 years knows everyone.
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