Category Archives: Historical sites

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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Thaddeus Stevens Post Office renaming program

FINAL PROGRAM w BG (1)

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Nature trail guide—Greenbank’s Hollow Historic Park

By Dave Houston A field-use trail guide for the Greenbank’s Hollow Nature Trail is available at the Historical Park. However, the following description contains added detail and photos (click on photos and figures to enlarge). Even so, this is a … Continue reading ?

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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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April, 1864–“Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Can Never Hurt Me”

The Fort Pillow Massacre Proves the lie of this childish notion By Gary Farrow, Danville Historical Society Danville North Star April 23, 1864 The Fort Pillow Massacre Washington, April 16 – Yesterday afternoon dispatches were received from General Sherman regarding … Continue reading ?

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