Johnson State College

William Samuel Johnson (1727-1819), American jurist, statesman and educator. Both the college and the town are named for him. Painted by Gilbert Stuart.
Flags of students' home countries hang over a dining room in Stearns Hall, the student union building; from left to right: Ukraine, Austria, the U.S., Rwanda, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan, Norway and Sweden.
The new Library and Learning Center in the main quadrangle's northwest corner. The LLC building, is home to the Department of Humanities, and the Department of Writing and Literature.
Johnson's science building is named for the Vermont scientist-artist Wilson Bentley, who photographed snowflakes using a bellows camera.
Bentley Hall with the Sterling Mountain Range in the background

Small public liberal arts college in Johnson, Vermont.

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Lyndon State College

Public liberal arts college at Lyndon, Vermont.

Residence Halls: Whitelaw (left) and Crevecoeur (right)

In 2018, it merged with Johnson State College to create Northern Vermont University; the former campus of Lyndon State College is now the university's Lyndon campus.

Northern Vermont University

Public university in Johnson and Lyndon, Vermont.

The University of Virginia, a public university in the United States

Established in 2018 by the unification of the former Johnson State College and Lyndon State College, the university offers over 50 Bachelor's degree programs and Master's degree programs.

Cyndi Lauper

American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist.

Lauper in 2017
Lauper in 1985
Lauper performing in 2000
Cyndi Lauper performing in 2008
Lauper performing at the Gay Games VII, Wrigley Field, July 22, 2006

She eventually traveled to Vermont, where she took art classes at Johnson State College and supported herself working odd jobs.

Walter Mosley

American novelist, most widely recognized for his crime fiction.

Mosley at the 2014 Texas Book Festival

Mosley dropped out of Goddard College, a liberal arts college in Plainfield, Vermont, and then earned a political science degree at Johnson State College.

William Samuel Johnson

American Founding Father and statesman.

Portrait by John Wesley Jarvis, between 1809 and 1819
Coat of Arms of William Samuel Johnson
Portrait by Gilbert Stuart

The town of Johnson, Vermont, the former Johnson State College, and Johnson Street in Madison, Wisconsin bear his name.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Symphony orchestra based in, and supported in part by, the U.S. state of Vermont.

Chartered to bring music to the citizenry, the VSO performs in a broad range of settings including Robert Todd Lincoln's estate Hildene, the public lawn of the Vermont State House at Montpelier, the Flynn Center in Burlington, Shelburne Farms on the shore of Lake Champlain in Shelburne, Vermont, Trapp Concert Meadow and many town commons, opera houses and university art centers including Johnson State College, Middlebury College, Castleton State College, Lyndon State College, and the University of Vermont.

Anthony Pollina

American Progressive politician who has served as a member of the Vermont Senate since 2011.

In 1977, he graduated from Johnson State College with a bachelor's degree in political science and environmental studies.

Julian Scott

Born in Johnson, Vermont, and served as a Union Army drummer during the American Civil War, where he received America's highest military decoration the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Lee's Mills.

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Village magnates (1880)
ENCAMPMENT 1884 (oil on canvas) - painted from photograph taken in Winchester, VA 1862. possibly Stonewall Jackson and Jeb Stewart together?
Portrait of fireman
Surrender of a Confederate Soldier, oil on canvas, 1873, 19.5 x 15.5 in (49.5 × 39.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum
The Death Of General Sedgwick The Drake House Museum Home of the Historical Society of Plainfield

Scott received his early education at the Lamoille Academy, known today as Johnson State College where the main gallery is named in his memory.

Wilson Bentley

American meteorologist and photographer, who was the first known person to take detailed photographs of snowflakes and record their features.

Bentley at work
Snowflake photos by Bentley, circa 1902
Bentley snowflake micrograph, 1890

Bentley was memorialized in the naming of a science center in his memory at Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont.

King's College Tract

20000 acre area of forested land in the vicinity of the present towns of Cambridge and Johnson in the U.S. state of Vermont.

In 1828 John Chesamore founded the Lamoille Academy, predecessor to today's Johnson State College (now part of Northern Vermont University.)