Thursday, May 26, 2016


The summer season of the Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) gets underway for the summer with the opening of the Museum on Sunday, May 29 from 2-4 pm. The Museum is open every Sunday until Columbus Day weekend.

If you are interested in learning how to make stone tools-flint knapping- on June 5th (Sunday), from 1-4 pm, the archaeologist Charlie Paquin will be teaching “Introduction to Flint-Knapping” at the CHS Museum, 1958 Main St (Route 131) in Cavendish. He will demonstrate how the Paleo and Archaic Indians made projectile points (arrow heads) and other tools used for hunting and daily life. Participants will learn to make the simpler tools at this workshop. The cost is $25 per person and includes all materials and supplies. Participants must pre register by May 31 (Tuesday), as the class size is limited. To pre register, call 802-226-7807 or e-mail You can also send a check for $25 to CHS, PO Box 472, Cavendish VT 05142

CHS’s Annual Plant Sale takes place on July 2 in front of the Museum. Yes, there will be hosta and other perennials, including mock orange, which weathered the winter quite well under the caring hands of the Phillips. Due to popular demand, there will be more and different varieties of patio tomato plants. Some happy buyers from last year had fresh tomatoes right through September.

Gardeners, if you have perennials you would like to donate to the sale, we do have a team of volunteers that can dig them up for you and repot. Or if you prefer, CHS will provide you with pots and soil. FMI: or 802-226-7807

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