Al’s IGA


From about 1940 through the early 1970s, Al’s IGA was a busy store in downtown Chester. Al Cross took over what had been the Grand Union. In the 1800s into the early 1900s, it was known as the Fletcher Block. … Continued

OLLI presents “Grave Robbing in New England”

grave robbing

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Alan Rumrill will present the next OLLI program, “Grave Robbing in New England,” Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Nolin Murray Center on Pleasant Street in Springfield, Vt. During the 19th century, it was common … Continued

Reading Frederick Douglass at Springfield Library

Frederick Douglas

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Join us at the Springfield Town Library Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 12:15-12:45 p.m., as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to … Continued

Star Route Mail

Star Route

In the 1900s, Star Route Mail was transported by bonded non-postal contractors. Star Route mail was mail delivered between towns by these contractors. This would be similar to box trucks you see coming and going at your local post office … Continued

Veterans to share stories at Town Hall events


REGION – On Sunday, Nov. 3 in Colchester, Rutland, and St. Johnsbury, veterans are invited to speak, unscripted, about what their service means to them. All community members are encouraged to attend and to listen. Inspired by author Sebastian Junger, … Continued

Springfield Art and Historical Society annual meeting

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Springfield Art and Historical Society will hold its annual meeting Saturday, Oct. 19 at its facility at 65 Route 106 in North Springfield. The business meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m., followed at 2 p.m. by … Continued

Indigenous Peoples Day at the CHS museum

Indigenous Peoples Day

CAVENDISH, Vt. – In May 2019, Vermont became the third state in the country to officially change the second Tuesday of October from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. Per the law, the establishment of this holiday “will aid in … Continued

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