Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ken-Ducky Derby at Greenbank’s Hollow on Sunday, August 19

If you haven’t seen him already, stop by and visit Hollis, the Duck Man, when you see him selling rubber ducky numbers for the first 50-50 Ken-Ducky Derby to be held August 19 at the park at 1:00. The price … Continue reading ?

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Come with us to Canterbury!

The Danville Historical Society is sponsoring our first ever historical bus tour on September 15, 2012. Please consider coming with us–it’s going to be a great day!

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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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Boy Scouts add muscle power to put new trail at Greenbank’s Hollow

Boy Scouts and their leaders helped project leaders David Houston and Hollis Prior to complete another long term project at the Greenbank’s Hollow Historic Park. The work was hard, but all the planning and material were ready and the muscle … Continue reading ?

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North Danville Historical Room Open on the 4th of July

After two years hiatus, the North Danville Historical Room has been reopened in the North Danville School. For the past two years, it housed the Victorian Room Exhibit, a very nice display that showed the decorating themes of the Victorian … Continue reading ?

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July, 1962–Naive Speculation Over Vicksburg; Vermonters Get Roughed Up

By Gary Farrow, Danville Historical Society The city of Vicksburg which lay on the Mississippi River was perhaps the Union’s most important strategic target of the war. Later a Federal official would say that it was “worth more than forty … Continue reading ?

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Danville Historical Society displays Civil War memorabilia at Vermont Expo

The Danville Historical Society participated in the Vermont Expo on June 16 and 17, 2012, in Tunbridge, Vermont. This event, held every two years, focused on Vermont in the Civil War and is sponsored by the Vermont Historical Society. Danville’s … 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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Danville’s Captain Addison Preston Reports on the Shenandoah Valley Campaign

By Gary Farrow, Danville Historical Society In the spring of 1862, the Vermont Cavalry was part of an overall Union effort to prevent a Confederate movement against Washington. The Federals had set up headquarters in the Shenandoah Valley town of … Continue reading ?

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Danville’s First Killed in Action, Rebels Vanish, and Vermont Soldier Gives Birth

By Gary Farrow, member Danville Historical Society Danville’s first direct war casualty comes home. The Federals gain the upper hand at New Orleans, and the rebels in Yorktown disappear. Meanwhile there is a little miracle on Ship Island. North Star … Continue reading ?

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