Ghost Walk in Cavendish Village

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CAVENDISH, Vt. – The Dutton House that once sat on the Cavendish Village Green was considered so haunted the locals avoided it. In 1950, the spirits seemed to go with the house when it was relocated to Shelburne Museum. Today, … Continued

Interpretive signage installed at Townshend’s historic bridges

Townshend Highway Department crew and Charlie Marchant, president of Townshend Historical Society, celebrate installation of the final signboard at the west end of Scott Covered Bridge

TOWNSHEND, Vt. – The Townshend Highway Department finished installing interpretive signboards at each of Townshend’s seven historic bridges this past week. The new signage was funded by a $ 16,640 USDA Rural Business Development Enterprise grant to Townshend Historical Society. … Continued

Historic fire

Chandler-Healy place. Engraving from the 1883 Child's Gazetteer. Photo provided

The article here was found in the March 13, 1975 Springfield Reporter. I don’t remember the fire, but Ted Spaulding does. Peter Farrar told me there was a picture of the house and some history in Child’s 1883 Gazetteer. I … Continued

Art and memory at the Rockingham Meeting House Graveyard

A gravestone carving. Photo provided

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – Historian William Hosley will present “Where Art and History Meet – Rockingham Meeting House Burying Ground” Wednesday, June 9, from 7-8 p.m. This is the fourth in a series of talks sponsored by the Rockingham Historic Preservation … Continued

Rockingham Meeting House opens for 2021 season

Rockingham Meeting House is open for the season.

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – The Rockingham Meeting House will open for the 2021 season Saturday, May 29. Visitors are welcome daily through Indigenous People’s Day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Constructed between 1787 and 1801, the meetinghouse is a designated … Continued

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