Category Archives: Danville Green

On her 80th birthday, a Danville Artist Shares her Story

By Sharon Lakey “I’ve been kind of a maverick. I feel as if I’ve washed along, fitting in here and there…” Robin Rothman   Robin Rothman has always been a bit of an enigma. She is a lone walker on … 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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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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Thaddeus Stevens Post Office renaming program

FINAL PROGRAM w BG (1)

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Bringing the Bank to Danville, Part one

A History of the Bank of Caledonia and Caledonia National  Bank By Patty Conly, President of the Danville Historical Society Imagine what life must have been like for the early pioneers following their arrival to this area, a virgin wilderness … Continue reading

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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 … 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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