Annual potluck dinner and the Great Turkey Drive program

The great turkey drive. Photo provided.

LUDLOW, Vt. – This year, the Black River Academy Museum’s annual potluck dinner is being combined with a program about the Great Turkey Drive. Back in the 1800s up to the early 1900s, farmers would move their turkeys from the northern part of Vermont down into Boston for sale. The farmers actually walked their turkeys that distance. We are talking about thousands of turkeys.

Hear the story of these drives as farmers and their families made their way along narrow roadways and fields and across rivers to their destination. Join us for an evening of delicious food – turkey being the main item on our menu – and hear about the fun facts of this infamous trek. Bring your appetite, a side dish or dessert, and join us on Thursday, Nov. 2 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Church of the Annunciation in their community room on 7 Depot Street, Ludlow.  Contact Joan Willett for more information, or 802-228-8690.

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