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You’re invited to a mini-bioblitz

This Saturday, June 11—and the weather looks promising! Leader: Dave Houston On Saturday, June 11, 2016, all interested naturalists are invited to the Historic Park to gather by the covered bridge in Greenbank’s Hollow and then venture out into nearby forests, … Continue reading

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This postmark neophyte learned something

By Sharon Lakey, Director of the Danville Vermont Historical Society Okay, I admit it; I am a postmark neophyte. When I received an email lately from Ross Hetrick, the president of the Thaddeus Stevens Society, sharing with me that someone … Continue reading

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Thaddeus Stevens special postmark, Monday April 4, 2016

In honor of the birthday of Thaddeus Stevens on April 4, 1792, there will be a special postmark cancellation at the Danville, VT, Thaddeus Stevens Post Office. Stevens, who is known as the Great Commoner, was born in Danville and … Continue reading

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The Railroad in Vermont

 

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FOSTER PAGE, A FRIEND AND RELATIVE

By Winona (Peck) Gadapee Foster Page was a family close friend, a relative (my father Reggie Peck’s cousin), helper and enemy of none. Foster was in my mother’s class at Danville’s Philips Academy, probably the class of 1931. He and … Continue reading

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2016 Greenbank’s Burn Celebration

Please join the party–it’s fun and the weather is supposed to be fine!

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70 years of Sherryland

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My Grandparents

By Judy (Randall) Garland When I was little, I thought everyone had grandparents, but I found out as I got older that not everyone did. In fact some people had none and some people had only one set or one … Continue reading

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Danville Post Office Dedication Video, April 18, 2015

A video of the Dedication of the Danville Post Office, naming it after Thaddeus Stevens, is posted on YouTube at the following link: Danville Post Office Dedication. It was posted by Ross Hetrick, President of the Thaddeus Stevens Society.

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David Book presentation was riveting

The Society hosted David Book on Sunday, April 26. It was well-attended and worthwhile. The Vermont Humanities Speaker’s Bureau has a good one here; if you ever have a chance to hear his portrayal of Abel Morrill, a farmer in … Continue reading

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