Nothing up my sleeve


In a recent donation of Ted Spaulding to the Chester Historical Society was a rare visor cap with a Vermont chauffeur badge attached. Back in the early automobile days, instead of what we know today as a taxi service was … Continued

Odds & ends

Chester Budget

Below are a few newspaper clippings I found pasted in an old scrapbook kept by Mary Harris. They date from 1904-1913. The Harris family lived where Bill Dakin’s law office is today. The Fletcher block is now Phoenix Books Misty … Continued

Celebrating the history of North Chester

North Chester

CHESTER, Vt. – On Saturday, Sept. 7, the First Universalist Parish of Chester, Terrigenous Landscape Architecture, and Chester Townscape will be hosting a community event to celebrate the history of North Chester, locally known as the Stone Village. Join us … Continued

Indian Stones talk at Cavendish Historical Society

Indian Stones

CAVENDISH, Vt. – How many times have you driven along Route 106 and seen the “Indian Stones” sign? If you had a chance to examine the stones, you’d see that they describe the birth of a European descent child in … Continued

The wrapper factory fire

wrapper factory

The history below was gathered from three different sources. The first history is from Chester Historical Society’s 2011 publication titled, “History of Chester, Vermont.” The second and third histories are 1909 newspaper clippings found in a scrapbook at Chester Historical … Continued

Prohibition: The Failed Experiment with SAHS

N. SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Historian Bunni Putnam will present “Prohibition: The Failed Experiment” at the Springfield Art & Historical Society Saturday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. at the SAHS Facility, 65 Route 106, North Springfield, Vt. Find out the “where, … Continued

Civil War and the technology that shaped America

Civil War

ALSTEAD, N.H. – On Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m., Alstead Historical Society presents “From Guns to Gramophones: Civil War and the Technology that Shaped America” with Carrie Brown at the Third Congregational Church, 14 River St. in Alstead, N.H. … Continued

Charlestown heritage map now available


CHARLESTOWN, N.H. – The Charlestown Heritage and Historic District Commission has produced the most complete road map of Charlestown ever available to the pubic. Every road in town is identified, and mobile home parks are listed by both the names … Continued

Plymouth celebrates Old Home Day

PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. – The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site is pleased to host Plymouth Old Home Day Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This century-old tradition features craft and farm demonstrations, wagon rides, music, chicken … Continued

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