Welcome to the Sweet House
Arlan Sweet (1913-2007) & Irma Sweet (1914 - 1999)
Arlan lived most of his life in Cambridge. He worked for McGovern's for many years. He and his wife Irma started their own business in Jeffersonville in 1961. Arlan and Irma were very generous with their bequests. They left money to the Cambridge Elementary School, two cemeteries and a church in town. They left their real estate to the Cambridge Historical Society. They were hard working and humble people who thought a great deal of their town.
The Cambridge Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Cambridge, Vermont. We were fortunate to have been bequeathed a beautiful older home on 208 Main Street in the village of Jeffersonville which is part of Cambridge. Formerly owned by Arlan and Irma Sweet, the home has long been noted for the old spinning wheel prominently displayed in the front window. Learn more about us by visiting our website www.cambridgevt.com/history
The Sweet House is a wonderful home for the Mary Elizabeth Center and Preschool. It is centrally located in town, neighboring the Varnum Library and within walking distance to the fire department, town clerk's office, art museum and general store. It will provide you and your children easy access to our community. The interior has ample open space with good natural lighting that lends itself to the creation of small intimate areas that your children will love. It has a great porch and "schoolish" red doors that are inviting. The grounds are beautiful! They include a space which will be used for an organic vegetable garden, a barn that will house chickens and a fireplace that can be used to roast marshmallows with friends and family.
The Cambridge Historical Society and the Mary Elizabeth Center and Preschool are a great fit! The hard work that the Cambridge Historical Society does helps preserve our past so we can reflect and learn from. Being a native Vermonter, I value our history and I hope the Cambridge Historical Society, Mary Elizabeth Center and Preschool, Community and the Sweet property together can be used to make a wonderful contribution to our community and the lives of young children.