In the charming town of Springfield, Vermont, high on a hill, sits the Miller Arts Center. This mansion, once owned by Moses Whitcomb, today contains art exhibits by local artists and historical exhibits created by the MAC interns. A less frequented part of the MAC’s displays is located a short 150 meter walk from the mansion. It is an unidentified stone chamber that has left many wondering at its origin, builder and ultimately its purpose. Many have thought that is was constructed as a tomb for the burial of the Whitcomb family but there is no record indicating that use. In 2001, an archaeologist was hired to investigate and found that there could be a potential link to the Abenaki Indians or even the Vikings. Despite its mystery, other similar stone chambers have been found throughout Vermont and around the world. Many theories abound from a root cellar, to having supernatural powers even to to the claim that at sunrise on the Equinox the sun shines directly into the back of the chamber. Who knows, and the best part of the chamber is that it remains a mystery and after seeing it you can develop your own story. So stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut, explore the local area including the Miller Arts Center and The Stone Chamber. For information and admission fees go to www.millerartcenter.com.
Posts Tagged ‘Springfield VT Historical Society’
March 26th, 2011 by donnanandersen