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 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

LAHS receives a grant from the Windham Foundation

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – The Londonderry Arts and Historical is thrilled to announce they were recently awarded a $4,000 grant from the Windham Foundation to employ a staff member to organize and catalog the work of Bernadine Custer Sharp. The Londonderry … Continued

Please be seated

Jim Bolton, the Outhouse man, at Chester Town Farm

In the old days, everyone had a privy. Whether you lived in the city or country, a privy of some sort is what you had. A privy was also called an outhouse or backhouse. While they come in many forms, … Continued

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