Category Archives: Oral History

Historical stories gathered from living sources

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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Project Show and Tell

By Patri­cia Houghton Conly Time is pre­cious when it comes to pre­serv­ing your fam­ily his­tory and mem­o­ries. Old pho­tographs and doc­u­ments pro­vide clues about our past and what life was like for our ances­tors liv­ing in the com­mu­nity. As we … Con­tinue read­ing

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A Dear Couple for Dear Acres

Ken­neth and Flo­rence Ward, a Valen­tine Story Ken­neth and Florence’s wed­ding pic­ture, Feb­ru­ary 15, 1941 By Sharon Lakey “Never a child born that bawled as much as Andy. I tried to tell Flo­rence that the boy was hun­gry, but she was fol­low­ing … Con­tinue read­ing

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Voices of Our Elders

Life in Cale­do­nia County doc­u­men­tary is liv­ing, breath­ing his­tory By Sharon Lakey On a rainy night in Decem­ber a good-sized crowd gath­ered in a down­stairs room at Cata­mount Arts. The audi­ence had made the some­what treach­er­ous jour­ney to watch a … Con­tinue read­ing

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Which Barn is it Anyway?

By Sharon Lakey This whole barn ques­tion started with Robin Rothman’s Four Barns prints for the Danville His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety. Dur­ing the 70’s and 80’s, Robin roamed the back roads of the area, sketch­ing inter­est­ing look­ing things. At the time, she … Con­tinue read­ing

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