Colchester Historical Society

Announcements
  • Our next meeting is Saturday, Feb 13 at 10 AM.   Jerry Allyn is going to tell us all about the history of Hazelett Corporation, a long time manufacturing business in Colchester.  We are having this on Saturday morning so we don't have to travel on cold winter nights.  
  • Our One Room Log Schoolhouse Museum located at Airport Park is now closed for the season. It will reopen about Memorial Day 2016.  In the meantime you can see more about it under the Log Schoolhouse Restoration link.

  • The activity calendar for 2015-2016 is now available.  Check it out.  We hope to see you at some of the future events.
  • Don't forget to browse our Vintage Photos section. If you have some photos that you would like to add, contact Bob Furst by email or phone: 802-658-3706.
  • If you are a member or want to join the society, now is the time to pay your dues!  They are only $5.00 a year.    

News about this year's events
  • Our annual Christmas party held at the United Church of Colchester once again had an overflow crowd who heard a wonderful musical presentation by several of the Colchester High School choral groups. 
  • In November Curt Taylor used family memoirs to describe Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations in New England of the 1800's and also described some antique cards presented to the society.  
  • In October a group of members traveled to St. Johnsbury to visit the amazing Fairbanks Museum and enjoyed a special lecture by Mark Breen in the Planetarium.  
  • At our September meeting Murray Thompson described the changes in agriculture in Colchester over the years and where it is headed with some local dairy farmers already using robotic milking machines.
  •  At the April 13 meeting Jason Smiley told us all about "The Eddy Family of Spirit Mediums".  The question remaining is "were they real or a hoax?"
  •  On March 9  Buzz Kuhns presented a slide show of an amazing Alaskan bike trip he took and also presented an amusing poem he wrote about "the cost of Maple Sugaring".  If you missed the maple sugaring poem you can find it on the Internet.
  • At the February meeting, Dr. Robert Sofferman showed us some wonderful animal and nature photos from several of his trips in Vermont, the US and foreign countries.
  • In December the Colchester High School Chamber Choir presented a concert followed by enjoying lots of our favorite finger food and conversation with the choir members.
  • 2013 was a great year for Colchester as we celebrated the 250th anniversary of our chartering as a town. Join with the Historical Society in thanking all those who made this celebration possible.