Thirty years ago, the Vermont Old Cemetery Association (VOCA) conducted a statewide survey of cemeteries. The Warner Cemetery in Saint Albans was visited and reported as ‘abandoned’. On Sunday, Fathers’ Day, members of VOCA again visited Warner and reaffirmed the condition report: ABANDONED. Six headstones and two footstones were found, all but one in poor condition, six of eight broken and down. Warners began burying their dead here in 1848 with the death of eleven-year-old Louisa. Brothers David and Frank, age two and four, were both drowned on August 4, 1859. The paper reported, ‘while playing on the road bridge, near (their) dwelling, fell into the water and were drowned.’ Their joint stone is lying flat on the ground, and by summer’s end, with a little help from our friends, it will again be facing the setting sun.

Feature Story

The Lament Of The Grave Digger

Editor’s note: One hundred years ago, in the May 1916 issue of Park and Cemetery magazine, this most interesting article appeared.

Ever since the author of Hamlet put the grave digger into literature, there has been an impression in literary circles that there is something more or less humorous, philosophic, or romantic about the grave digger.

Consequently, when the grave diggers in one of the Philadelphia cemeteries recently went on strike, the more or less humorous reporter of the Ledger was sent out to interview, and produced the following philosophy or lamentation of the grave digger...Read on...


Thanks to Scott Law and Aubuchon Hardware for their donations of tools to VOCA for cemetery restoration projects! 50 Shelburne Shopping Park, Shelburne

Springfield Art & Historical Society

The Springfield Art & Historical Society exists to promote an appreciation of Springfield’s history and historical art by identifying, collecting, preserving, and making available material that documents the story of the town’s people, industry, and culture.

From 1956-2015, the Springfield Art and Historical Society (SAHS) was located at the Miller Art Center in Springfield, Vermont until it's move to 65 Rte.106 in North Springfield where it is now housed in a building that protects the collections with year round heat and air conditions. The Miller House building was owned by Edward W. and Grace Spencer Miller who donated the structure to the town of Springfield in 1956, to be used as the home for a permanent art and cultural center. Mr. Miller held many positions with the Fellows Gear Shaper Company, including president and chairman of the board. He held over 100 patents relating to machine tool design

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