Category Archives: Historical people

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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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 the … Con­tinue read­ing

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Speaker for Society Annual Meeting will be DHS senior, Brett Elliott–March 30 1:00 (open to public) Membership meeting follows at 3:00

By Sharon Lakey, Danville His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety Senior Brett Elliott was out of luck when work­ing out his final year’s sched­ule at Danville High School—no more his­tory courses were offered at his level. So he and his­tory teacher, Jeremy White, worked … Con­tinue read­ing

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March 1864–The Richmond Boondoggle and Tales of Assassination

By Gary Far­row, Danville His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety Union Brigadier Gen­eral Hugh Jud­son Kil­patrick had big plans and even big­ger dreams. In des­per­a­tion, Lin­coln approved a raid by the 1st Ver­mont Cal­vary upon Rich­mond that even the Com­man­der of the Army didn’t … 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 2, … Con­tinue read­ing

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