Author events for Chester Fall Festival


CHESTER, Vt. –Phoenix Books Misty Valley will host two book signings the weekend of Chester’s Fall Festival this September. Local historian Ron Patch will visit the store on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1-3 p.m., and “Vermont Wild” author Megan Price … Continued

Mount Holly in the 1860s


MOUNT HOLLY, Vt. – On Saturday, Aug. 19, Dennis Devereux gave a presentation on Mt. Holly in the 1860s. He told of how often people would volunteer to serve in the military and would use their enlistment bonus to buy … Continued

The safe adventure, part 3


CHESTER, Vt. – Doris and Herb Eddy met with Ron Patch and The Vermont Journal outside the Chester Historical Society on Friday, Aug. 25. They had information that could solve the mystery of the safe found in the William’s River. … Continued

Bear hunting memories

For as long as I can remember Vermont bear season has always started September 1st. It was about 1960 that my father, Arnold, began to take bear hunting seriously. Of course I tagged along. Below are four of my hunting … Continued

A Revolutionary War weekend

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ORWELL, Vt. – On Aug. 26 and 27, 2017, the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, hosts the annual “Soldiers Atop the Mount” living history weekend—honoring the 240th anniversary of American, British, and German occupation and the 1777 … Continued

Abel Putnam Jr…Chester inventor


  Every now and then I discover a long forgotten person or event. Such is the story of Abel Putnam Jr. of Chester. Putnam was born in Windham, Vermont in 1819 and died in Saratoga Springs, New York in 1904. … Continued

VAULT celebrates Steampunk! 


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Gallery at the VAULT is pleased to announce the opening of our third annual Steampunk show, this year featuring the work of five artists: Sue Carey, Lynette Carston, Sloane Dawson, Sarah Machtey, and Lois Warren. Add to … Continued

Historical museum discussions

BELMONT, Vt. – Dennis Devereux, chair of the Mount Holly Community Historical Museum, will discuss the decade of the 1860s at the Perkins House Museum on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. The program continues the story about the history … Continued

Antique Langstroth beehive


Deanne Sanville is a local, treatment-free beekeeper and recently acquired this beehive. The hive is over 100 years old, since the queen referenced was purchased in 1915 and clipped in 1916. Despite the different look of hives now, it is … Continued

Free day at state-owned historic sites

REGION – Aug. 16 is a Vermont State Holiday commemorating Bennington Battle Day and our victory over the British on Aug. 16, 1777. To celebrate this Revolutionary War victory, admission is free on Aug. 16 to the Bennington Battle Monument, … Continued

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