Cavendish Officials of the Cavendish Historical Society announced that “A History of the Indian Tribes of North America” will be part of the June 30 Cavendish Summer Fest activities.
Often referred to as “the Indian Books,” the 19th century books are owned by the Cavendish Fletcher Memorial Library and are usually kept in climate-controlled storage at the Vermont Historical Center in Barre. For this one day, visitors to the museum, can see the actual books.
As has been the CHS tradition, the Saturday before Fourth of July is the annual plant sale. Started by landscape architect Craig Rankin, the sale is known for its hearty hosta. Since Craig believed, “a hosta in every garden,” the prices will be affordable. Elizabeth Rankin, Craig's granddaughter, shortly before she gave birth this spring, transplanted 150 hosta. Rankin said, “I was born to transplant hosta.”
In addition to the plant sale, which gets underway at 9 am, CHS is offering “pie for breakfast.” Other activities of the day include both a silent and live auction (1 p.m.); activities for children (bouncy house and face painting); the now famous Moonlite Meadows BBQ (the meat comes from cows and lambs raised on their Cavendish farm); Farmstead Cheese and a host of other vendors.
The museum’s exhibits this summer feature a 250-year Cavendish historical timeline and an exhibit on the 1927 and 2011 floods. If you have pictures or other items you would like included in the Flood exhibit, and eventually the Society’s archives, this is a good day to bring them in. All of these activities will take place at the Cavendish Historical Society Museum on Main Street in Cavendish. Parking is available at Mack Molding.
The Cavendish Fire Department will also be holding their annual chicken barbecue at the fire station.