Townshend’s ties to Juneteenth
TOWNSHEND - The Vermont Old Cemetery Association, the oldest cemetery preservation organization in the United States, will hold its fall meeting at the Townshend Town Hall on Saturday, September 24. The day will begin at 9 am with snacks and visiting, followed by the organization’s annual business meeting at 10 am. The meeting will be followed by a catered lunch at noon and a program at 1 pm.
The program is entitled “Townshend’s Connection to Juneteenth - the Civil War record of Private Commodore Bush of Company F of the US Colored Troops.” The program will be presented by Charles E. Marchant, president of the Townshend Historical Society and longtime Townshend cemetery commissioner.
The meeting and program are open to the public. For more information call Marchant at (802) 365-7937. Memberships in VOCA are available for those who wish. The annual dues are $20.