Women’s Community Club of Grafton finds long-lost box


GRAFTON, Vt. – The Women’s Community Club of Grafton will celebrate 100 years of community, philanthropy, and higher education at a Centennial Gala Aug. 18 with all the fixings. Judy Rowley, the club’s historian, eager to present a little history … Continued

Harvesting corn the old-fashion way

Philip Tiemann

Below is a story written by Philip Tiemann of Cavendish. You may recall previous stories written by Tiemann. He had just moved from the city to Cavendish in 1933 knowing nothing about country life. “To mow the oats I had … Continued

Brothers and sisters


Patricia ‘Richards’ Decatur’s father, Edward N. Richards, wrote a manuscript titled, “Anecdotes of the Richards Family.” Pat’s father was born in 1905 and grew up in the Exeter, New Hampshire area as did Pat. Below are five stories for those … Continued

Springfield in 1913 and 1914


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Come and take a walk down memory lane with us! Bunni Putnam, president of the Springfield Art and Historical Society, will present “Springfield in 1913 and 1914,” Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Nolan Murray Center … Continued

“Remember when…” results, history of Mt. Ascutney


A couple weeks ago, I submitted two photos to The Vermont Journal and The Shopper for “Remember when …” One was a stone house and the other a log cabin once located on Mount Ascutney. Readers were encouraged to contact … Continued

New landscaper at Chester Historical Society


CHESTER, Vt. – For over 12 years Chester Historical Society member, Francine Provost, has maintained the flower gardens at the Chester Historical Society. The spade has now been passed to Jen Rosenthal of gnarlyrootsvt@gmail.com. The members of the Chester Historical … Continued

The Civil War comes to Grafton

Civil War

GRAFTON, Vt. – Who were the people that shaped the character and attitudes of Grafton, Vt. during the Civil War? A one-time, historical and musical program on these participants in history will be presented Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. at … Continued

Weston’s Old Parish Church


Of the many old photos Ted Spaulding has recently donated to the Chester Historical Society the photo with this article stood out. Written on the negative is, “Town Hall Weston VT. Tower painted by Steeple Jack Marshall 1932.” First I’ll … Continued

The history of Londonderry’s schoolhouses


LONDONDERRY, Vt. – In the 1860s Londonderry was comprised of 13 districts, each having its own schoolhouse. There was a certain amount of rivalry between the north and south villages, and each had their own grammar and high schools. These … Continued

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