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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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Program on Sunday, April 26, 1:00 Choate-Sias House in Danville

We are pleased to host David Book’s portrayal of Abel Morrill. With just a rocking chair as a prop, he shares how one family, the Morrill’s, were affected by the Civil War. He writes, “There is nothing that I would … Continue reading

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