OLLI presents “North Chester: more than the stone village”
SPRINGFIELD, Vermont – Local architectural historian Hugh Henry will present the OLLI-Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program, “North Chester: It’s More Than Just the Stone Village,” on Tuesday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Nolin Murray Center next to the church St. Mary on Pleasant St. in Springfield.
North Chester is an exemplary stagecoach-era village with a split personality. Its initial development with timber frame buildings from the 1780s was overshadowed in the late 1830s-1840s by a partial renewal with distinctive stone buildings that now define its public identity.
Henry will discuss the Clark brothers, the main masons who built the stone houses, and the architectural features of the stone houses and frame houses that exist along North Street.
The next OLLI program, just a week after April 26, will be the previously rescheduled program, “Vermont Women in the Civil War,” presented by Howard Coffin. And then the following week, May 3, will be the other postponed program, “Landscape Gardening for Pollinators and Wildlife,” with Henry Homeyer. The latter is co-sponsored by the Springfield Garden Club.
Advance registration is strongly recommended. However, if you arrive without registering, we will not refuse you.
Non-members are welcome and encouraged to participate in individual programs for a one-time program fee.
Registration can be done online by going to www.learn.uvm.edu/olli/springfield.
For assistance with registration, please call 802-656-5817.
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the University of Vermont expects all attendees at UVM-sponsored non-credit events (including OLLI) to be vaccinated. Wearing a mask is mandatory during indoor events. For complete health and safety information, visit www.learn.uvm.edu/olli/springfield.