Monthly Archives: April 2013

Monday Painters Art Exhibit up through May

A great event! Our April 21 afternoon artists’ reception was a lot of fun. Now that it is warming up, when you are out and about, come see the show; it will be in place through May. To see a … Continue reading

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It’s time for a Thaddeus Stevens postal stamp!

Stamps–Telling great tales in the smallest of spaces By Sharon Lakey Don Gallagher is a man on a mission; he thinks it is the right time to get Thaddeus Stevens on a first class forever stamp. But he needs a … Continue reading

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Arlene Hubbard–Danville’s oldest woman

By Dale Lynaugh Arlene was born in Kirby, VT on September 20, 1911 to Carl and Maude Ailes. She lived there until she was three years old and then she and her family moved to St. Johnsbury. Arlene lived in … Continue reading

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Lincoln showing at Fuller Hall (Free and open to the public)

   

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Monday Painters Artist Reception–April 21 from 2 to 4 pm

 

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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–Congressional Career

By Paul Chouinard Elected as a Whig to Congress in 1848, Stevens served the traditional two terms. While in Congress he delivered several major speeches against the Compromise of 1850, protesting the Fugitive Slave Law and the extension of slavery … Continue reading

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Thaddeus Stevens in the Limelight–Public Life in Pennsylvania

By Paul Chouinard Thaddeus Stevens’ friendship with Samuel Merrill, who shared his experience of being from Peacham, attending Caledonia County Academy and graduating from Dartmouth College, led him to move from Peacham to York, Pennsylvania, in February of 1815. Merrill, … Continue reading

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Thaddeus Stevens in the Limelight–The School Years

By Paul Chouinard Common schools were organized in Danville in 1790 with the creation of five school districts, which included Danville Center. They attended school in Danville before moving to Peacham. Around the year of 1807, Sarah moved her family … 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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