Christ Church: National Register of Historic Places

“Christ Church is a historic church located at Melendy Hill Road and US Route 5 in Guilford, Vermont. Built in 1817 and later given Gothic Revival styling, it was the first Episcopal Church in Vermont. On May 13, 1982, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1] It is now owned by theContinue reading “Christ Church: National Register of Historic Places”

Tontine Building: National Register!

All YouTube videos go live at 12:30 am Eastern Daylight Time. Join the LIVE CHAT! The chat lasts as long as the video plays. Let’s discuss the video!! “The Tontine Building is a historic mixed-use commercial and residential building at 500 Coolidge Highway (United States Route 5) in Guilford, Vermont. Built in 1819, it isContinue reading “Tontine Building: National Register!”

Christ Church Cemetery: Guilford, Vermont

According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, [the Christ Church Cemetery] “was first used in 1815 and contains 626 graves.” Find-a-Grave states there are two famous people buried there. They are: John Wolcott Phelps: He was a Civil War Union Brigadier General. Rudolf Serkin: He was a musician who was born in the Czech Republic.Continue reading “Christ Church Cemetery: Guilford, Vermont”

Creamery Covered Bridge: National Register!

“The Creamery Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge in West Brattleboro, Vermont. Now closed to traffic, the Town lattice truss bridge formerly carried Guilford Road across Whetstone Brook, just south of Vermont Route 9. Built in 1879, it is Brattleboro’s last surviving 19th-century covered bridge. The Creamery Covered Bridge is about 1.5 miles (2.4Continue reading “Creamery Covered Bridge: National Register!”

Royall Tyler: Early American Playwright Inscription: “Boston-born Royall Tyler’s play, ‘The Contrast”, was the first American drama to be performed in this country (1787) and his novel, ‘The Algerine Captive”, presented the first Yankee types in our literature. He came to Guilford in 1791, and was Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court for 7 Years.”-

Meet David Gillespie: Colonial Craftsman

I had the pleasure of meeting David and his wife, Renee, at an event hosted at the Community Hall in Halifax, Vermont. The headstone he is carving is that of the grandson of the Otis family. (This is the family of the man who invented the Otis elevator.) The grandson only lived six years. DavidContinue reading “Meet David Gillespie: Colonial Craftsman”

Whetstone Brook Powered Mills All YouTube videos go live at 12:30 am Eastern Daylight Time. “…Whetstone Brook was an important part of the economic development of the town of Brattleboro, providing power for mills and factories along the shore of the brook. The first gristmill was established in the area by Governor Wentworth of New Hampshire in 1762,Continue reading “Whetstone Brook Powered Mills”

Raven Shadow & Walks Beside Me Share Native American Life

I attended an event at the Halifax Community Hall in Halifax, Vermont. There were Native Americans there to demonstrate their craft through a demonstration (flint knapping). And others, Raven Shadow and Walks Beside Me, for instance, through their words. In this video, these two women shared amazing information and stories about Native American life, traditions,Continue reading “Raven Shadow & Walks Beside Me Share Native American Life”