Mustering-out – A 1860s’ Dance on Aug. 22

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A commemoration of St. Albans area Union soldiers’ return home from the Civil War and a celebratory dance to mark the historic 1865 mustering-out will take place here on Saturday, Aug. 22. The event, sponsored by the Champlain Valley Historical … Continue reading

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Raiders’ Cartridges Found?

This rusted cartridge, bearing markings potentially from a St. Albans Raider, is awaiting cleaning and preserving.

SHELDON — Bill Donlon, of Enosburgh, still likes to dig in the dirt. Why wouldn’t he, when his excavations may have turned up the first physical evidence to support eyewitness accounts of the St. Albans Raiders shooting up the Missisquoi … Continue reading

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Travel Channel show to feature St. Albans

On Nov. 4, 2014 the Optomen Productions Inc. crew took over the St. Albans Historical Museum in the name of the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” show, filming about the Confederate, The St. Albans Raid. Shown here at the St. Albans Historical Society & Museum (left to right) are the Optomen crew cameraman Tom, producer Clare Keating, sound man Dan, Michelle Arnosky Sherburne, Vermont author, electrical/production person Brian and Museum Executive Director Alex Lehning.

ALBANS—St. Albans Historical Society and Museum and Vermont author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne, of Newbury, will be featured in a segment about the only Civil War event that happened in Vermont in the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” show this … Continue reading

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1800’s service reminder of community resource

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ST. ALBANS — Though it may have been a smaller and quieter part of the weekend’s St. Albans Raid 150th Anniversary Commemoration re-enactments, Mayor’s Ball, and other events, the 1864 church service conducted at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church over the … Continue reading

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Successful commemoration plants ‘seeds’ for the future

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ST. ALBANS — Thousands of people gathered in Taylor Park this weekend to watch as Confederate raiders robbed banks, shot bystanders, and wreaked havoc on St. Albans. The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the St. Albans Raid drew an … Continue reading

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New beer accompanies this weekend’s celebration of the St. Albans Raid

14th Star Brewery brewmaster Dan Sartwell show off his new creation The Raider.

ST ALBANS — It’s safe to say 14th Star Brewery Company’s latest creation for the St. Albans Raid 150th Anniversary celebration tastes a lot better than the beer made during the Civil War era. Using ingredients used frequently in the … Continue reading

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Civil War Songbook kicks off local events

Linda Radtke, accompanied by pianist Arthur Zorn, perform Wednesday evening at the St. Albans Historical Museum.

ST. ALBANS — There’s nothing like a little music to transport people back to 1864. The Vermont Civil War Songbook, performed by singer Linda Radtke and piano accompanist Arthur Zorn and put on by the Vermont Humanities Council, drew about … Continue reading

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Running like raiders

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ST. ALBANS — Runners again will have the chance to follow in the footsteps of bank-robbing Confederate raiders during next weekend’s St. Albans Raid 150th Anniversary Commemoration Celebration. The Second Annual St. Albans Raid Half Marathon, a 13.1-mile race, is … Continue reading

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Life in 1864: Food & Drink

Chef Jeremy Howe crafts Jeff’s “Civil War Mac & Cheese"

St. ALBANS — Local restaurants are taking part in the St. Albans Raid anniversary festivities by preparing Civil War era themed dishes during Northern Hospitality Weekend, Sept. 18 through the 21. Participating eateries thus far include: Jeff’s Restaurant, My-T-Fine II, … Continue reading

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Georgia family’s line traces back to raid

Captain George Conger is seen in this tintype photograph, the only known photo of him after the Civil War.

GEORGIA — On a warm night in late August, Colin Conger donned a wool jacket and unsheathed a long sword. He looked prepared to mount a horseback and ride through the night. Instead, he was here to give a presentation … Continue reading

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