The Essex Community Historical Society

PO Box 8388 Essex, Vermont 05451


Essex Community Historical Society Presents

Tales & Treasures of Essex History
The 2019 Program Schedule

Wednesday, May 29

at Essex Memorial Hall @ 7:00pm.
Brennan Gauthier will present a program about WW I with an emphasis on some of the soldiers from Essex.
Brennan has accumulated a collection of photos and stories which describe the impact of that Great War on Vermont.


Sunday, June 2

Harriet Farnsworth Powell Historical Museum
The Museum opens for the 2019 season, 1 - 4pm.
Join our Open House with activites. Come, see our displays!
This years' emphasis will be on "Individuals that helped to shape Essex"


Wednesday, July 10

Edward Phelps and the "Lay of the Lost Traveler"
A humorous review of a famous but virtually unknown Vermonter who caused an ongoing stir in Essex Junction with a sarcastic poem penned after missing the train to Boston in 1881. Tim Jerman leads the discussion.
The program begins at 7 pm.


Wednesday, August 14

Click on ⬇
"The War Before The War:
Radical Abolition In Antebellum America" "Radical Abolition In Antebellum America"

Jane Williamson speaks to the wave of antislavery that swept the country in the 1830's as some churches demanded the immediate emancipation of the slaves. Essex Memorial Hall - 7 p.m.

Wedneaday, September 11

Will Parkinson leads a virtual reality tour
of Fort Ethan Allen at this Military Museum at 7 p.m.
The fort was originally established as a U.S. Cavalry post in 1894. The Fort Ethan Allen is located at 11 Marcy Drive in Essex Junction, Vermont.

Tuesday, October 1

E.C.H.S. Annual Meeting - After a brief business meeting participants will be treated to a small dinner buffet of items created from historical Essex recipes.
This year the Meeting will be located at the
First Congregational Church,
39 Main St. Essex Jct. - 7:00 p.m.


Happy Holidays

Friday, December 6

6:15 p.m.
Essex Community Tree Lighting & Sing-Along
The Annual Christmas Tree lighting
at the Essex Common.
Join us for the Tree Lighting at the Town Green and
afterwards for refreshments at the Essex Elementary School.