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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