Friday, August 27, 2010

Young Historians/Proctorsville

Celebrating Proctorsville
The Cavendish Historical Society is pleased to announce that this fall, we will be focusing on Proctorsville. On September 12, there will be a walking tour of Proctorsville, starting at 1 pm in front of the Proctorsville War Memorial. Learn about an Inn with a ghost, the hotels that once graced Depot Street, see the homes that were built by the founder of Proctorsville, Capt. Leon Proctor, and much more. There are 16 stops on the tour. Copies of the tour, available on the 12th, will also be at the Cavendish Library, starting September 14. Be advised that there are some hills, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

For the month of October, there will be a pictorial display of Proctorsville in the Cavendish Library.

On October 10, the annual cemetery tour will take place at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Proctorsville at 2 pm. There will be a second guided Proctorsville Walking Tour that day starting at 1 pm at the War Memorial, which will include the Cemetery tour. Carmine Guica, one of CHS’s genealogists, will have information about who is buried in this Cemetery. If you don’t know the story of “Fire Bug Fitton,” Carmine will tell you about it when you visit the family grave plot.

Young Historians Program
The Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) in conjunction with the Cavendish Town Elementary School, will be offering a Young Historians program for students in grades 3-6 on Wednesday mornings from 11:30 to noon. Our focus this year is the 1940s. For the first half of the school year, we will be doing activities relating to Cavendish’s response to WWII. The second semester will focus on the changes that took place when the veterans came home. Funding in part for this program has come from the Cavendish Community Fund. If you are interested in helping with the program, or have stories or memorabilia from this era, please contact Margo at or 226-7807

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