Russ Smith

The Fairlee Historical Society mourns the passing on February 18, 2019 of Russ Smith, Fairlee Historical Society President and dedicated public servant.

Before his passing Russ was the oldest Fairlee Resident actually born in Fairlee, VT on April 8, 1932. Russ had a deep passion for Fairlee history and left behind many donated artifacts and ephemera. He worked countless hours in the historical society office reading through files, looking at pictures and helping to identify the people in them. One of his  fondest  memories of Fairlee was when he was a child he would come to the town hall to watch motion pictures on a big screen in the auditorium. He would pay a nickel to the person in the town hall ticket booth and then go upstairs.

Russ’ full obituary here.