Life and lore of Rev. Daniel Field, 19th century Vermont Methodist minister

Rev. Daniel Field charcoal drawing. Photo provided.

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Join us at the Springfield Town Library Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. for an entertaining evening of stories with Adam Boyce, who has just published “What Say You? The Life and Lore of Rev. Daniel Field, A Vermont Methodist Minister of the 19th Century.”

Born in Springfield, Vt. in 1805, Rev. Daniel “Elder” Field served various communities throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York State as an itinerant Methodist minister.

In 1863, Rev. Field retired to a small farm in Williamstown, Vt., where he spent the remainder of his life, occasionally filling in at local church. It was during this time that many stories about Elder Field, as he was known, began to accumulate, showing his droll, wise, and sometimes eccentric ways. Adam Boyce, whose great-grandparents purchased the former Elder Field farm in 1896 and still in the Boyce family today, relates stories handed down from his family and other sources about the pithy parson.

Adam Boyce has been a lifelong student of history, a fiddler, and composer. He was actively involved for many years with the Williamstown Historical Society in his former hometown of Williamstown, Vt., and has been a speaker and living history presenter through the Humanities Councils of Vermont and New Hampshire.

This event is free, accessible to people with disabilities, and open to the public. Please contact the Springfield Town Library at 802-885-3108 or for more information.

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