White River Valley Historical Fair 2011

admin | March 7, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 201: 9:00am – 4:00pm South Royalton High School. Local Historical Societies around and near the White River will have displays relating to, in some instances, the 250th celebrations of their towns, the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, and other community events. Speakers and artisan/crafters will be present. More information to follow.

Radtke and Zorn Bring Vermont History to Life

admin | March 7, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011 – 2:00 Pierce Hall Community Center Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, with pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history, including the Civil War, to life with engaging commentary about the songs discovered in the Vermont Historical Society’s collection of sheet music. Dressed in period costume, Ms. Radtke takes listeners through state history [...]

Fall Hikes 2010

admin | September 7, 2010

September 25 The Jones Mt. Road-1860 Explore some of the 9 home sites that were located along the Jones Mountain Road to Bingo Road. Meet at the field on the Jones Mountain Road (off the West Hill Road ~ Route 73). (Four hours – moderate) October 2 The L-20 Airplane Crash Hike to the location [...]

B-24’s and L-20’s

admin | April 12, 2010

Military Aircraft Crashes in the Green Mountains April 25th from 1 to 3 PM at the Forest Service office on RT 100 Authors Brian Lindner and Bill Powers will present a slide show program on two military aircraft crashes in the Green Mountains. Learn about the B-24 “Liberator” bomber crash on Camel’s Hump in October [...]

What’s In A Name?

admin | March 20, 2010

Sunday, March 28th, from 1 to 3 PM Have you ever wondered how folks got nicknames like “Grasshopper” or “Gudge” or “Bluejay (aka “Hot Dog”)?  How did places like “Satan’s Kingdom”, “The Gold Region” and “Bingo” get their names? Join the Rochester Historical Society as we explore the origins of local names.  You may have [...]

A Winter Hike on West Hill

admin | January 27, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010, at 1:00 PM The Rochester Historical Society is sponsoring a ski/snowshoe hike on West Hill, Rochester. Travel thru the lands once the farms of David Root and Chester Smith. Picture what it was like to live here in the 1860′s. The trip is 3.5 miles in length and is rated moderate. [...]

A Hike on West Hill with Bruce Flewelling

admin | October 9, 2009

Moses and Mica More West Hill History Sunday, Oct.25th, 2009 at 10:00AM Join us on a fall hike to see the home site of one of the first settlers of West Hill, Moses Kinsman.  The hike will continue on to the location mica test pit where explorations were being done for commercial mica mining. The [...]