CHS showing “Alone in the Wilderness”

“Alone in the Wilderness.” Photo provided

CAVENDISH, Vt. – The Cavendish Historical Society’s annual meeting will be held Sunday, March 31, 4 p.m. at the Cavendish Baptist Church, 2258 Main Street, Cavendish. As part of the meeting, CHS will be screening “Alone in the Wilderness.” The film provides a glimpse into what life might have been like for Cavendish’s pioneering families.

“Alone in the Wilderness” is a documentary of Dick Proenneke who, in the late 1960s, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula, in what is now Lake Clark National Park. Filming himself, Proenneke traces how he came to this remote area, selected a homestead site, and built his log cabin by himself. The documentary covers his first year, showing his day-to-day activities as he sought to scratch out a living. Proctorsville resident Tim O’Donoghue visited Proenneke’s property this past June and will talk about his experiences there.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 802-226-7807 or email

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