Erskine’s Feed Store closes

Erskine's

CHESTER, Vt. – After a long line of family history and pride engrained into the store, R.B. Erskine Inc. Grain Store will soon close their doors. Richard “Dick” Erskine came to Chester from Maine in 1939. Dick worked for Park … Continued

Stay-at-Home project for Andover kids

ANDOVER, Vt. – What will Andover residents remember about the COVID-19 emergency over 50 years from now? Will they remember it? Let’s have Andover’s children send a message to the future through artwork and writing. The submissions will be kept … Continued

BRAM COVID-19 documentation request

LUDLOW, Vt. – Black River Academy Museum is starting a program to document and share stories about the COVID-19 health issue. Collecting stories and memories for future generations to read about is important for the continued story of the history … Continued

Vermont History Day goes virtual in 2020

REGION – Vermonters can no longer gather in large groups, but that will not stop young history lovers from participating in Vermont History Day, an exciting education program that encourages students to develop research and critical thinking skills through the … Continued

Introducing Russ Warner

Russ Warner

Russ Warner was born in Andover in 1834. He died in Ludlow in 1909. The photo with this article is Russ Warner and was taken circa 1908. It is from Ted Spaulding. This photo is a close-up from a larger … Continued

CANCELED: Early American Architecture presentation at SAHS

Architecture of the Old First Church.

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The presentation with architectural historian Jane Griswold-Radocchia, “Early American Architecture,” set for Saturday, March 21 at 2 p.m. has been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19. For more information, email sahs@vermontel.net or … Continued

The barbershop

A current photo of Jake's barbershop.

In the 1960s, Chester had two barbers. Jake Howe Jake Howe lived in the house next to the People’s United Bank. In the front of his house is where Jake cut hair. Jake had a barber pole out front on … Continued

The intersection

Boot Company

Here I give the history of the old Jiffy Mart location in Chester. In the 1869 Beers Atlas of Windsor County, I see a “Boot Shop” at this location. This would be Chester Boot Company. At the historical society, we … Continued

Yesterday & Today 2020

Check out our Yesterday & Today section, featuring vintage, historic photos of local towns and buildings. Thank you to our advertisers who supported this section, and to all our local historical societies and those who sent photos in to us … Continued

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