Category Archives: Danville Green

A Woman of Uncommon Generosity–Mary Elizabeth Goff Robinson

By Sharon Lakey, Danville His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety “Until I began to com­pile life­long infor­ma­tion, I didn’t real­ize the full range of gifts Meg was giv­ing to oth­ers through­out her life, with­out the slight­est wish for praise.” Charles A. Robin­son, 2013 On July 2, … Con­tinue read­ing

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Saving history, one building at a time

Masonic Hall Ren­o­va­tion Goes For­ward on Danville Green By Sharon Lakey It takes a com­mit­ment to keep a town’s his­tory alive, and Danville’s Masons of Wash­burn Lodge #92 appear to be in it for the long haul. The big, brick … Con­tinue read­ing

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Granite post to honor Thaddeus Stevens as part of the Green project

Andy Wasser­man, the lead artist on the Danville Green project, was impressed by the movie Lin­coln and the part Thad­deus Stevens played in the pas­sage of the 13th Amend­ment that made slav­ery con­sti­tu­tion­ally ille­gal in the United State. She decided … Con­tinue read­ing

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Thaddeus Stevens in the Limelight–Early Life in Danville

By Paul Chouinard Thad­deus Stevens has recently been fea­tured in Steven Spielberg’s, Lin­coln, released nation­wide on Novem­ber 16, 2012, and was nom­i­nated for twelve Oscar nom­i­na­tions. In Spielberg’s film, based on Amer­i­can his­to­rian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s, Team of Rivals: The … Con­tinue read­ing

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Public invitation from Danville Masons Sunday, April 7

Danville’s Masonic Hall receives his­toric preser­va­tion grant Wash­burn Masonic Lodge#92, located on beau­ti­ful Danville Green for the past 119 years, is pleased to announce a his­tor­i­cal Preser­va­tion Grant made pos­si­ble by a part­ner­ship between the Free­man Foun­da­tion and the Preser­va­tion Trust … Con­tinue read­ing

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Aaron Hartshorn Grave Dedication held on July 29

At a lovely cer­e­mony in the Danville Cen­ter Ceme­tery, located at the top of Danville on Dole Hill, two groups came together to honor one of Danville’s found­ing families–Aaron and Zuruiah Hartshorn. How they came to do so is in … Con­tinue read­ing

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Margaret Springer honored in Danville

  On June 2, 2012, Mar­garet C. Springer was hon­ored at a ser­vice in Danville Green ceme­tery with a memo­r­ial recep­tion fol­low­ing at the Danville His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety. In 1968, Mar­garet and her hus­band, Judge Lewis E. Springer, Jr., moved to … Con­tinue read­ing

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The Old Water Tower

By Betty Bole­vic Prior to Kate and Harold Beat­tie relo­cat­ing our fam­ily to the farm in Danville, and when spend­ing an occa­sional week­end with Grammy McDon­ald, I would often sit in her large green wicker rocker on the wrap­around porch, … Con­tinue read­ing

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Thaddeus Stevens: “Old Commoner”

By Paul Chouinard, Pres­i­dent of the Danville His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety On Sun­day Octo­ber 30, The Danville His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety and the Danville Cham­ber of Com­merce will honor Thad­deus Stevens in a cer­e­mony for the unveil­ing of an etch­ing of his por­trait that … Con­tinue read­ing

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