The Cavendish Historical Society's accepts tax-deductible contributions to help preserve our history. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org 802-226-7807 or PO Box 472 Cavendish, VT 05142 The CHS Museum is located at 1958 Main Street (Route 131) in Cavendish.
Museum: The last day the Museum will be open is Oct.
8. While we are happy to open it at other times, it’s awfully cold in there as
it’s not heated.
Guica Young Historians Program: Once again the 6th grade
participated in RiverSweep. The walk to Greven Field was a good opportunity to
explain who Dr. Greven was, why he donated the property and where his office
was on Greven Rd. This is a great activity to teach the importance of
stewardship along with town history.
Charlie Paquin looking for artifact.
October is going to be a very busy month. We
are thrilled to have the archeologist Charlie Paquin spending the day on Oct. 2
with the 4th graders. He will demonstrate flint knapping (stone tool
making), host an atlatl contest and prepare them for their field trip to the
SCHEP dig site on Oct. 13. Friday, Oct. 27 the 4th and 5th
grades will be visiting Plimoth Plantation and the 6th graders will
be going to Sturbridge Village.
Also scheduled for the 5th grade is
the Proctorsville Village Ghost walk on Oct. 23. A very special thanks to:
Stein van Schaik for making Charlie Paquin’s visit and the Plimoth Plantation
trip possible and to the Blueberry Fund of Bruce and Betty McEnaney, who
sponsor the yearly 6th grader excursion to Sturbridge. Thanks also
to our incredible volunteers-Pang Ting, Doris Eddy, Bruce McEnaney and special
appreciation to town manager Brendan McNamara for stopping by RiverSweep and
helping with the clean up.
Cavendish’s First People: With the Governor declaring Oct. 9
Indigenous Peoples Day, CHS is looking
for artifact from the 1st peoples that lived here. Carmine Guica reported that
while he was exploring cellar holes he came across a variety of arrow heads or
projectile points. Have you found such items in Cavendish? Have you found
unusual rocks or stones that appear to be "worked?" They could have
been used for grinding corn or acorns. Does your family lore contain stories of
Indians, gypsies or "dark French?" If you have any information, please contact
CHS at email@example.com or 802/226-7807, CHS, PO Box 472, Cavendish VT
05142 or stop by the Museum on Sunday, Oct. 1 from 2-4.
100th Birthday: CHS is working with the Vermont Historical
Society and the Russian
Department of the University of Vermont on various
activities for 2018, which is the 100th birthday of Aleksandr
Solzhenitsyn. Not only has language been finalized for a proclamation by the
Vermont Legislature-this will take place in January or February in
Montpelier-but VHS is submitting a grant application to the VT Humanities
Council for an exhibit. The
Vermont Historical Society (VHS) is excited to partner with the Cavendish
Historical Society (CHS) and the University of Vermont (UVM) to celebrate the
life and work of writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in honor of his 100th
birthday.We will provide two community
lectures on Solzhenitsyn through the Vermont Historical Society’s Third
Thursday Program Series, taking place in Montpelier and Burlington,
respectively, and will create a panel exhibit to be displayed at the Vermont
History Museum in Montpelier.The main
goal of the project is to share and celebrate Solzhenitsyn’s life and work with
the broader Vermont community.Specific
goals of the project include:
1.Disseminate information on an important
20th century writer, his influence on Vermont, and Vermont’s
influence on his writings, to a broad audience through VHS’s Third Thursday
Program Series and a panel exhibition.
2.Create the panel exhibition in a way that
will ultimately be adaptable to travel to local historical societies and other
cultural organizations throughout Vermont.This will bring information on Solzhenitsyn to an even wider audience,
and provide more opportunities for community programming.
3.To honor Solzhenitsyn and his work during
his 100th year.
Gage 170th Anniversary in 2018:
In presenting the annual Phineas Gage Walk and Talk in September, we were
reminded that 2018 will be the 170th anniversary of his famous
accident. We’re open to ideas and suggestions about how to celebrate this
8 (Sunday): Ghost Walk in Proctorsville. Meet, 2pm at
the War Memorial in Proctorsville, which is on Route 131 (Main Street) close to
the Proctorsville Fire Department and Village Clippers
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you can help with any of the following, please
contact CHS firstname.lastname@example.org; 802-226-7807 or PO
Box 472, Cavendish, VT 05142
• Do you like to paint? CHS has painting projects both
at the Museum and at the Stone Church. Fall is a good time to get outside and take
advantage of the good weather.
• CHS is looking for new board members as well as
volunteers who can help with various activities.