Local committee proposes Kchi Pôntegok Cultural Center

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Long before European settlers came to the Vermont area and colonial governors from England started chartering towns, members of the Native American Abenaki Tribe fished the waters of the Great Falls, which they called the Kchi … Continued

The Park

I think most readers know I’m a Chester native. There are those older than me, living amongst us, who can remember further back than I. To these folks, I bow. Growing up in Chester, I learned by listening to Chester … Continued

SAHS presents “The Geological History of Springfield”

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Springfield Art and Historical Society will host “The Geologic History of Springfield, Vermont,” presented by Cheryl Cox on Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at the Springfield Art and Historical Society, 65 Route 106, North Springfield, … Continued

Historic Rockingham Meeting House needs repairs

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – The Historic Rockingham Meeting House, which is located along Route 103 on Meeting House Road and owned by the Town of Rockingham, is in serious need of repairs after a recent “conservation conversation” meeting, hosted by the … Continued

The Athens Quarry

Here’s another newspaper clipping from Mary Harris’ scrapbook. It dates to 1907. I found the technical language used to describe different jobs particular to the quarrying industry, interesting. The Davis Quarry is up Quarry Road in Chester. In West Cemetery … Continued

Second Rockingham Meetinghouse conservation conversation

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – Come join a community conversation, “Preservation Pathways for the Rockingham Meeting House.” The gathering is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Rockingham Meeting House. The meeting is part two of … Continued

Charlie the Liar

Below is a story I wrote several years ago for my own amusement. Time got away from me this past weekend. Danny and I went to the postcard show on Saturday. Next thing I knew, it was time for another … Continued

Rockingham Library presents conversation on petroglyphs

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – On Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m., join Dr. Michael J. Fuller for a conversation about the meanings of petroglyphs created around the world, while referencing a local site: the petroglyphs at the Great Falls in present-day … Continued

Kchi Pontegok Project awarded grant

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – A collaborative of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe and the Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission has been awarded a National Park Service Underrepresented Community Grant to support reassessing the historic landscape of the Bellows Falls petroglyph site, Kchi Pôntegok. … Continued

Historical donation

Recently, the Chester Historical Society received a wonderful donation of historical artifacts from a lady in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A former Chester resident, last living in Nova Scotia, requested that her early family documents were returned home to the Chester … Continued

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