Tunbridge Historical Society

Everyone is invited to join the Tunbridge Historical Society, which is dedicated to the preservation of objects and memories important to the history of Tunbridge.

The society’s 51st season (2012) will include history mystery and ghost walks, oral history and slide programs and exhibits in North Tunbridge and at the fairgrounds. An antique Amish quilt will be raffled to raise funds to restore the North Tunbridge Baptist church building that the society uses.

The History Mystery Walk on Sunday, June 10, will begin at the library at 3 p.m. Cars will follow society president Euclid Farnham to the mystery spot.

Members of the society will be on Antique Hill at the fairgrounds for the June 16 and 17 Vermont History Expo. This year’s Expo theme is the Civil War fought from 1861-1865. Civil War artifacts will be displayed at the Log Cabin and elsewhere on the fairgrounds.

On Tuesday, July 10, at 7:30, following The Tunbridge Church Ice Cream Social, the society will present “Tunbridge Speaks,” at which letters and writings from and about Tunbridge residents will be read by costumed presenters.

Continuing last summer’s Tunbridge 250th anniversary exhibits in North Tunbridge, the historical society and Tunbridge Grange will hold open house exhibits from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sundays, July 8 and 29. The Grange will show its painted stage curtain and other exhibits. The society will be next door at the North Tunbridge Baptist Church with artifacts, documents and photos of local interest.

On Tuesday, Aug. 14, Euclid Farnham and Mick Maguire will give a slide program on businesses and public buildings along the First Branch of the White River. The program at the North Tunbridge Church will start at 7:30. A potluck picnic at the church will begin at 6:30.

The annual Ghost Walk will be Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Village Cemetery at 1:30. The rain date is the 14th.

Annual dues are $5 for individuals, $1 for students, $10 for a family, and $50 for a lifetime membership. For more information contact Euclid Farnham at (802) 889-3458. Raffle tickets will be sold until October and are available from T Swayze at 889-3204.