THANK YOU: We couldn’t have held the annual plant sale without our incredible gardeners: Angela Assermely, Gloria Leven, Mary Ormrod, Svetlana & Kem Phillips, Anna Shapiro, and Pang Ting, Special thank you to Etienne & Pang Ting (Moonlit Meadows Farm) for the best soil ever and to Bob Naess who shoveled at least a ton of it in buckets and spent quite a bit of time hauling it around..
In spite of the rain and cold temps, people did come for plants and to rummage through the Closet for books and craft items. However, we have available for the next week, hanging baskets and container tomato plants. If interested, please contact us at the numbers above.
Special thanks to Dave Gallagher and Ana who braved the scaffolding (thanks to Doug McBride) to complete the painting of the Stone Church
UPCOMING EVENTS: Please note that Vermont Covid requirements in place at the time of the event apply
June 19 (Saturday): Midsummer Night’s Eve Cavendish Village Ghost
Walk. Meet at the
Museum at 8 pm. Bring a flashlight and wear comfortable shoes.
July 11 (Sunday): The Museum will be open from 2-4 pm for the season.
July 31 (Saturday): 11th Annual Cavendish Town Wide Tag Sale. 9-2.
September 12 (Sunday): Annual Phineas Gage Walk & Talk, meet at the CHS Museum at 2 pm. Walk portion if about a mile and a half and includes a visit to the site of the accident.
YOUNG HISTORIANS: Our kids are amazing. As part of the Preserve & Serve Program, CTES students in grades 3-6 and home learners completed the following projects during the month of May:
• Cleaned grave stones and cleared debris in Hillcrest and Proctor Cemeteries
• Cleared and spring raked a lawn for a Proctorsville homeowner
• Finished a labyrinth project at Gethsemane Church
• Raked out the flower beds at Gethsemane Church• Raked and mulched the CTES gardens next to the school as well as around the flag pole and entrance way of the school.
• Helped to clean and prepare the
Museum for the season ahead
Thank you Bruce McEnaney, Lorien Strange and George Thomson for your help.
We’re already preparing for the fall, when we will hopefully be able to take some trips with the students, run in school workshops and continue the community outreach efforts.
If you have any of the following items you would like to donate, please contact us at the numbers above:
• Leaf rakes
• Ladies size-one size fits all- gardening gloves (must be new)
• Utility buckets with spill-free spouts. 9 quart size. Must be of durable material. We used the ones from Dollar Tree for an array of projects and unfortunately they didn’t hold up. Gently used is fine.
DO YOU HAVE A GHOST STORY ABOUT CAVENDISH VILLAGE? The Dutton House was considered quite haunted by people in Cavendish even before it was moved to Shelburne Museum. It still seems to have various spirits hanging about and is considered one of the most haunted places in Vermont.
CHS is collecting ghost stories about houses/properties in Cavendish village. We will be doing a Mi- Summer Night's eve ghost walk on June 19 (Saturday)-see Events section. Please send stories below or e-mail to email@example.com
NEW AT THE CHS BLOG
• Carmine Guica Young Historians Update for June: Includes information for remote learners, teachers, parents etc. Contains a lot of historical information and resources for the month ahead.
Donations for CHS can be sent to CHS, PO Box 472, Cavendish, VT 05142. Checks should be payable to the Cavendish Historical Society.