A social history of the Bellows Falls Canal

Historic Canal Street in Bellows Falls. Photo provided

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Dr. David Deacon will discuss “Bellows Falls and the Raging ‘Canawl’: A Social History of the Bellows Falls Canal” over Rockingham Library Zoom Wednesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. Deacon’s talk will describe the canal development, … Continued

BRAM completes historic preservation masonry project

Cody Surething, Randy Parry, and Fred Decelle complete masonry on the front stairs of the Black River Academy Museum. Photo provided

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Black River Academy Museum in Ludlow completed vital work to the main entrance of this community organization. Masons from C.S. Surething stabilized the stone steps after decades of use and weather-related incidents. The architectural fixture met … Continued

Any old Vermont sugarhouses out there?

REGION – Vermont sugarhouses are a vanishing landmark and with them their history is at risk of being permanently lost. A statewide network of sugar-making enthusiasts have organized a project to create a comprehensive and descriptive list of all sugarhouses … Continued

Rockingham awarded 2021 Historic Preservation Grants

The Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission received two CLG grants for the Rockingham Meeting House. Photo provided

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – The Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission is happy to announce that it has been awarded two 2021 Certified Local Government Grants in the total amount of $19,750. This grant funding will be used to support commission programing and … Continued

Historic Preservation 101 at Rockingham Library

Learn the ins and outs of historic preservation. Photo provided

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Join a community workshop about historic preservation Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. with the Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission and the Rockingham Library via Zoom. Why are historical places important? What does historic preservation mean to … Continued

The Black Presence at the Battle of Bennington

The Black Presence at the Battle of Bennington presentation with Vermont Humanities.

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Join Springfield Town Library Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. for an online presentation of “The Black Presence at the Battle of Bennington.” Most Vermonters might be surprised that among the 30 men killed at the Battle … Continued

Gov. Scott creating 250th Anniversary Commission

Fireworks

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Gov. Phil Scott has signed an executive order creating the 250th Anniversary Commission to plan, coordinate, and promote observances and activities that commemorate the historic events associated with the American Revolution in Vermont. The year 2026 will … Continued

Springfield Art and Historical Society calendars

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Springfield Art and Historical Society 2021 calendar is selling fast. This edition is a tribute to Bernie Lashua and will take many of you on a trip down Memory Lane. The calendar can be purchased at … Continued

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