Fireside Chats in Saxtons River focus on Vermont history

SAXTONS RIVER — On Sundays in January, Main Street Arts and the Saxtons River Historical Society are again presenting a series of Fireside Chats to highlight the area's history, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the dining room of the Saxtons River Inn.

On Jan. 15, the topic will be “Myths in Vermont History,” a look at the truth behind some of the stories passed down through the years. Presenter will be local historian John Leppman.

On Jan. 29, a talk on wool production in Vermont will be presented by Putney sheep farmer Betsy MacIsaac, who raises colored merino and CVM/Romeldale sheep on her Crooked Fence Farm.

Attendees are always invited to share their own experiences, photos, artifacts, and stories related to the topic of the evening.

The series is offered at no charge, with donations accepted. Those attending are invited to bring their own memories and memorabilia to share in this informal setting.

The Inn's dining room will be open for dinner after the presentation for further socializing. Reservation are appreciated by calling the Inn at 802-869-2110. In case of inclement weather, cancellation information will be available by contacting Main Street Arts at 802-869-2960.

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