Michael Heaney, retired attorney and professor of history at the University of Hartford (CT), was leading a study at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth when he heard one of documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ associates say Burns was planning a film about the Vietnam War.Read more
For Wesley Frost, who will turn 100 on July 25, the secret to longevity seems to be hard work.
“Good, hard work never hurt nobody,” Frost says. “I was still working until I came here,” he adds referring to his move last September from the Bridgewater Corners home he built himself in 1957 to the Mertens House in Woodstock.
Jon Offensend, sits reading the classifieds on running board of his 1924 Model T Ford that he refurbished. (Rick Russell Photo) The 4th annual car show presented by Frazer Insurance Agency was held in Windsor on Sunday, July 23. Rick Russell Photos A portion of these photos will appear in the July 27, 2017 print […]Read more
Charlie Wilson of Taftsville talks about Seth Taft. (Rick Russell Photo) The Woodstock History Center hosted a tour of the Cushing Cemetery in Woodstock, costumed interpreters played the parts of noted people in Woodstock’s history. Rick Russell Photos A portion of these photos will appear in the July 20, 2017 print edition of the Vermont […]Read more
This is a conceptual design by architect Chris Miller of a proposed bandstand on Woodstock’s Village Green. (Photo Provided) By Michelle Fountain, Standard Correspondent In the 1800s there was a bandstand on the Green in Woodstock, and some would like to see one again, while others are opposed to a plan that would bring that […]Read more
Esther Allen sets up the Hawkins Seed display in one of the original seed boxes for display at the Reading Historical Society. (Nancy Nutile-McMenemy Photo) The Reading Historical Society has moved into the former Reading Christian Union Church after being granting a 99 year lease. Nancy Nutile-McMenemy Photos A portion of these photos will appear […]Read more
The First Lady tours New England with the Secretary of the Interior Stuart Udall, and was a guest in Woodstock of Laurance and Mary Rockefeller, in June of 1967, staying with them at their mansion, which is now a part of the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park. This video published on youtube by TheLBJLibrary […]Read more
The Woodstock History Center’s museum will re-opened on Wednesday for the 2017 season. This year the Center will feature three new exhibits. The largest of the three is titled “The History of the Green: Woodstock’s Central Park.” This exhibit traces how the central common has evolved over the past 220 years from a rutted, unkempt […]Read more
Darrell Thompson holds the sharpshooter rifle that he donated to the Bridgewater Historical Society. (Rick Russell Photo) Historian Howard Coffin talks about Vermont’s role in the Civil War at a Bridgewater Historical Society discussion. A rare sharpshooter rifle was donated to the historical society by Darrell Thompson and on hand to talk about the rifle […]Read more
Imagine a year without a summer. About two hundred years ago, in 1816, just such a year occurred. In May of that year, there were several cold spells. In June, the temperature dropped so low that some parts of Vermont received substantial accumulations of snow. On July 9 there was a killing frost, which was […]Read more