Windham County Genealogy Interest Group meets at library

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – The August meeting of the Windham County Genealogy Interest Group will be held as a hybrid meeting: in person at the Rockingham Free Public Library Meeting Room, Second Floor, in Bellows Falls and via Zoom on Saturday, Aug. 6, at … Continued

Firemen’s parades

I’m down with the Covid. I usually write on weekends but didn’t feel well this weekend. So, I submit some history I compiled in recent years regarding fireman’s parades in Chester, Vt. I found these articles in old newspapers. They … Continued

Springfield Library presents talk on Free Speech

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Join Professor Meg Mott at the Springfield Town Library on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at 6 p.m. for her presentation titled “Must Free Speech Endure Hate Speech?” The First Amendment prevents Congress from passing any laws that … Continued

The 1927 Flood in Cavendish

It was Nov. 2, 3, and 4, 1927, when Vermont suffered a catastrophic flood. The following is from, “Floodtide of 1927.” “The Village of Cavendish furnished one of the major calamities of the flood. Cavendish lies in a fairly level … Continued

Weston Historical Society hosts Marty Podskoch

WESTON, Vt. – On Saturday, July 16, at 4 p.m., the Weston Historical Society will host author and historian Marty Podskoch who will give a presentation on the History of the Vermont Civilian Conservation Corps Camps. The presentation will take place at … Continued

Making hooch

Over the years, on many occasions, I have drunk hard cider. Hard cider was put up in oak barrels. I recall one place when I was a teenager. That cider maker had fourteen 50-gallon barrels stacked in his cellar. I … Continued

Weston Museums open for summer season

WESTON, Vt. – The Weston Historical Society’s museums are scheduled to open on Saturdays beginning July 2 through Columbus Weekend. Hours are: Old Mill, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. for the Farrar-Mansur House. The Farrar-Mansur … Continued

Happy Fourth of July

July 4th beckons. Most readers will know I collect antique postcards. I have written about real photo postcards in the past. This week I write about another category. These postcards are known as Patriotics. Patriotics often depict Abe Lincoln, George … Continued

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