Travel Channel show to feature St. Albans

On Nov. 4, 2014 the Optomen Productions Inc. crew took over the St. Albans Historical Museum in the name of the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” show, filming about the Confederate, The St. Albans Raid. Shown here at the St. Albans Historical Society & Museum (left to right) are the Optomen crew cameraman Tom, producer Clare Keating, sound man Dan, Michelle Arnosky Sherburne, Vermont author, electrical/production person Brian and Museum Executive Director Alex Lehning.

On Nov. 4, 2014 the Optomen Productions Inc. crew took over the St. Albans Historical Museum in the name of the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” show, filming about the Confederate, The St. Albans Raid. Shown here at the St. Albans Historical Society & Museum (left to right) are the Optomen crew cameraman Tom, producer Clare Keating, sound man Dan, Michelle Arnosky Sherburne, Vermont author, electrical/production person Brian and Museum Executive Director Alex Lehning. Photo courtesy of Travel Channel

ALBANS—St. Albans Historical Society and Museum and Vermont author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne, of Newbury, will be featured in a segment about the only Civil War event that happened in Vermont in the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” show this Friday.

The episode will be aired on Travel Channel at 9 p.m.

The museum was approached in November about the “Mysteries at the Museum” segment highlighting the St. Albans Raid, and officials there enlisted Sherburne to represent them. Sherburne is the author of St. Albans Raid: Confederate Attack on Vermont published by History Press in September 2014.

October 2014, marked the 150th anniversary of the St. Albans Raid and St. Albans commemorated the event with four days of festivities. On Oct. 19, 1864, approximately 21 Confederate soldiers invaded St. Alban from Canada, claiming the town for the Confederacy. This northernmost land action of the Civil War ignited wartime fear and anger in every Northern state.

The St. Albans Raid will be one of the segments premiering in the “Mysteries at the Museum” episode also highlighting Erno Rubik’s Magic Cube, World’s First Factory and The Amphicar.

Show host Don Wildman scours the world’s greatest institutions, unearthing extraordinary relics that reveal the secrets from the past. From preeminent museums to unexplored archives, Wildman delves into extraordinary tales of intrigue, daring and wonder. The Optomen Productions Inc. crew spent Nov. 4, 2014 in St. Albans filming at the museum and around the city.

Sherburne is the production manager and graphic designer at Journal Opinion in Bradford.

Future plans of a museum event celebrating the Travel Channel production will be forthcoming, said officials there.

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