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

Posted in Historical events, Historical people, South Danville | Leave a comment

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!

Posted in Historical events, News from Choate-Sias house | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Danville Green, Historical people, Historical sites | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Historical sites, South Danville | Leave a comment

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 era. … Con­tinue read­ing

Posted in Historical events, Historical people, North Danville | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Historical events, Historical people, NSM articles | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Historical events, Historical people | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Danville Green, Historical people | Leave a comment

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

Posted in From the archives, Historical events, Historical people, NSM articles | Leave a comment

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

Posted in From the archives, Historical events, NSM articles | Leave a comment