Selectboard attends to Rockingham Meeting House

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – On Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, the Rockingham Selectboard met for their regular meeting at the Rockingham Meeting House (RMH). Built in 1787, the Rockingham Meeting House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has … Continued

Chester’s early Fire District, Part II

By Donald E. Mitchell (Dictated to his daughter, Donna LeClair, July 2002)   …A man named Wellman lived across from present day Gould’s Market and left of the library. He was an early photographer in Chester and his home caught … Continued

The Hearse House comes alive

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – Community friends and members of the Rockingham Republican Town Committee spent four to five hours this past Saturday doing some much needed carpentry work on the 1849 Hearse House, located just east of the Rockingham Meeting House. … Continued

Rockingham Old House Awards 2022 Silver Jubilee

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – Kicking off with the Aug. 6 and 7 Old Home Days and the Meeting House Pilgrimage weekend, nominations are now open for Rockingham Old House Awards 2022. “During our Awards Silver Jubilee year, we want to celebrate … Continued

45th Rockingham Old Home Days

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – The 45th annual Rockingham Old Home Days will commence on Friday, Aug. 5 and run through Saturday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 7, offering live music, food vendors, community events, and a firework show. This event celebrates … Continued

Chester’s early Fire District

By Donald E. Mitchell (Dictated to his daughter, Donna LeClair, July 2002) Probably the first motorized vehicle with a pump the Chester Fire District #2 had was an old Buick. It was donated to the Fire District by a man … Continued

Rockingham Old Home Days “Bring It Home” 5K

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – A road race has been part of Rockingham’s Old Home Days since the very beginning. For many years, it was hosted by the Rockingham Recreation Department. It started as a 4.2-mile race that included a daunting climb … Continued

A history of Landgrove, Vt.

The following history is written by Robert Badger. Rob is president of Landgrove Historical Society. This article is about the founding of Landgrove, and how it was carved out of the wilderness by an enterprising family. The first settler was … Continued

Rockingham Meeting House pilgrimage set for Aug. 7

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – The 116th annual pilgrimage to the Rockingham Meeting House will be held Sunday, Aug. 7, beginning with food and a gathering at 11:30 a.m. The talk and slide presentation this year, at 1 p.m., will be, “I … Continued

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