Worcester Historical Society Publications For Sale
Worcester's Civil War History
The third publication of the Worcester Historical Society, "Worcester's Civil War Warriors," indexed with ninety-three pages, is available for purchase at $10. The publication features local anecdotes from the era, a chapter describing Eagle Ledge murder of 1863, and numerous pictures of Worcester soldiers as well as abundant family information. It was researched by WHS President David Book, who also completed a similar work on Cabot's Civil War Soldiers last year (published by Civil War Enterprises)
Photo right: Truman P. Kellogg, Worcester Civil War Soldier and Eagle Ledge farmer.
2008 Calendar - an interesting collection of Worcester people and scenes: now free, or $2 donation
2007 Calendar - featuring Worcester sawmills: now free, or $2 donation
Publication I - Early History of Worcester, Vermont - focuses mostly on town's history from its founding up to the Civil War (2003 for the town's bicentennial): $5
Publication II - A History of Worcester's Sawmills - by Bruce E. Richardson: $5
Publication III - Worcester's Civil War Warriors - by David Book (2008): $10
Our Home Territory - Traveling back in time - the Oral History Project by the Fourth Grade of Doty Memorial School (Spring 2004) Community History Project: $5
Worcester Voices Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories - $10 A few years ago, 2014 to be exact, the Worcester, Vermont Historical Society decided to portray some of its illustrious deceased citizens as a part of the popular Fourth of July festivities. Donning period dress, various community members stood by the appropriate gravestone in the Village cemetery, sharing a historically accurate script composed by members of the Society. Humor and tragedy are woven into the stories even as they were lived by the characters depicted. Most scripts were authored by members of the Historical Society after careful research.
These scripts are printed by year of presentation and appear in alphabetical order. There were no presentations in 2017 or 2020. There are two bonus scripts: “Glimpses of a Simpler Time" and "Just One Man." The former was a play performed at the Town Hall in 2017; the latter, a monologue about Milton Brown, a Worcester lawyer, who served as State Prison Warden and had a role in assisting enslaved persons on their way to freedom in the North. This monologue was presented as a part of the Vermont Humanities Council Speaker's Bureau and performed by J. David Book.
The re-enactor of the particular character is identified within brackets in each script. There are some pictures of either the actual person being portrayed or the re-enactment in the Village Cemetery. When available, there may be additional information about the character that might not have appeared in the original script. That information appears in italics at the end of each sketch. On rare occasion, a bit of "poetic license" may have been taken to smooth out the story line.
"Worcester Voices Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories" may be ordered by sending a check for ten dollars to the Worcester Historical Society, P.O. Box 329, Worcester, Vermont 05682.
The Cow That Tried to Swallow a Potato - that’s the history of Worcester, Vermont. Life happened, and often it was quirky and interesting. No big battles, no national movements, no spectacular event - just the everyday lives of hard-working Vermonters trying to get by, and from time to time, producing some noteworthy and unconventional history. -$25
"The Cow that Tried to Swallow a Potato: A Quirky History of Worcester, Vermont" may be ordered by sending a check for twenty-five dollars to the Worcester Historical Society, P.O. Box 329, Worcester, Vermont 05682.
Makes a great gift and a genealogist's goldmine, these 360 pages of memories, pictures and historical information is not like any other local history you have ever read.