The spring lyceum series at the Whallonsburg Grange begins with two history lectures by UVM professor Andy Buchanan. Attendance $5 per lecture; students attend free.
On Tuesday, Febrary 24 at 7:30 Mr. Buchanan will present “Glory Days: The Diary of Whallonsburg Farmer Charles Stafford.” The events that helped shape Whallonsburg come to life in the pages of Stafford’s daily diary entries, which date from the 1850s and 1860s. Stafford’s writing is a window into the social and cultural influences, political developments, war clouds, changes in technology and rural life at a time when Whallonsburg was a thriving town.
The following Tuesday, March 3, Mr. Buchanan will present “1915: The Year the Grange Was Built.” As the Whallonsburg Grange rose up from the ground, the people of the Champlain Valley would have been thinking and reading about a wide variety of global issues, including the opening guns of World War I, women’s suffrage, and the automotive revolution.
The Whallonsburg Grange Hall is located at 1610 NYS Route 22 at Whallons Bay Road, five miles south of the Essex ferry.
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