Note: The next CGYHU post will be in late August. Have a wonderful summer.
As part of the Carmine Guica Young Historians (CGYH) program, the Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) provides teachers, students, families and the community with information on town, state and national history for the month ahead.
• If you have questions, want to arrange for a program or need more information, call 802-226-7807 or e-mail email@example.com
• To learn more about the various programs that CHS offers for students and community, as well as opportunities close to Cavendish, go to the Resource Page.
• The CHS Cares Closet, located next to the steps of the Museum is free, open 24/7, and offers a wide array of things to do, read etc. for both children and adults.
CHS PLANT SALE
The Annual CHS Plant sale is Friday, May 27, from 5-7 pm and Saturday May 29th from 9-noon. The sale takes place in front of the Cavendish Historical Society Museum. There are lovely hosta, container veggies and herbs, geraniums and a variety of perennials. The CHS Cares Closet will be open, where books, puzzles and whatever else is free. KN95 masks, adult and children sizes, plus hand sanitizer will be available for free. Moonlite Meadows will have their free range/grass fed beef for sale.
UPCOMING YOUNG HISTORIAN TRIPS/EVENTS: If you would like your home learner to participate in these programs, please contact the respective teachers for their grades.
• June 2 (Thursday): Shaker Village Enfield, NH (3rd grade)
• June 3 (Friday): Cleaning gravestones (6th grade)
• June 10 (Friday): St. Gaudens’ and Precision Valley Museum (4-6th grades)
• July 30 (Saturday): Annual Town Wide Tag Sale from 9-2. If a class wants to do a fundraiser, this is a good day to do it. Email or call numbers above for more information.
UPCOMING CHS ACTIVITIES
May 27-28 (Friday-Saturday): CHS Annual Plant Sale; 5-7 pm Friday; 9-Noon Sat.
May 29 (Sunday): Museum opens for the season 2-4 pm
June 18 (Saturday): Midsummer Night’s Eve Cavendish Village Ghost Walk. Meet at the Museum at 8 pm. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight. Lots of new stories this year.
July 30 (Saturday): 11th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale, 9-2 CHS booth will be on the Proctorsville Green
August (Sunday): Cavendish Gorge Walk. Date to be determined.
September 11 (Sunday): Annual Phineas Gage Walk & Talk, begins 2 pm at the Museum. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
October 9 (Sunday): The Columbian Exchange talk at the Museum, 2-4 pm. Until Columbus’ voyage, the Americas and Afro-Eurasia had little knowledge of each other’s existence. The widespread transfer of plants, animals, metals, commodities, cultures, disease, technology, colonization that ensued is still felt to this day. This is the last Sunday the Museum is open
December (Date to be announced): Christmas Ghost Walk Proctorsville
HISTORICAL SUMMER DATES
JUNETEETH June 19: Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day or Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is theoldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, a Union General rode into Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed.
4TH OF JULY: To help students understand the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence consider the following activities:
• Watch The American Revolutionary War for Kids
• Read the Declaration of Independence with your child and discuss it.
• Watch the TED-ED Video What you might not know about the Declaration of Independence
• Visit Patriot graves in Cavendish cemeteries-Old Revolutionary off of Brook Road, Coffeen and Center Rd have the most Revolutionary veterans' graves.
• Learn about the founders of Cavendish Village, Salmon Dutton, and Proctorsville (Captain Leonard Proctor) who were both veterans of the Revolutionary War. Proctor was a “minuteman” at the Lexington Alarm. He eventually served under George Washington. He is buried in the Proctor Cemetery. Learn more about him at the CHS Blog.
Salmon Dutton served in the Westford militia with Proctor and fought in the French and Indian War. He is buried in the Cavendish Village Cemetery off of High St. Learn more about him at the CHS blog.
For easier identification look for slate markers as well as flags