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 … 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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