Morse' Cemetery, Tafts' Corners

Calvin and his wife Esther, both buried before the Civil War, and Calvin's sister Emily are the only Morse' buried in Morse Cemetery in Williston. They got the cemetery named after them. The 21 Tafts, buried between 1833 and 1957, got the Corners down the street named after them. William and Ella Taft, husband and wife, are buried here. William's headstone is carved with a cross and crown, a Christian symbol of the sovereignty of the Lord. Ella's is adorned with a bouquet of flowers, including a rose which is frequently seen on women's graves in Victorian-era cemeteries, and morning glories which are a symbol of the Resurrection since they close at night and open in the morning son. In the next row, the Miles family marker, with 4 young children dying between 1900 and 1904 (influenza was rampant), is topped with a beautiful fern.

Feature Story

Annual Tree Walk
in Greenmount Cemetery

Branch Out Burlington!, formed in 1996, becoming very active in 1998 after the catastrophic ice storm that extensively damaged so many of Burlington’s trees, has held an annual tree walk for the last 16 years. This year's walk on Saturday June 11, 2016 was in Burlington's oldest cemetery with burials dating back to 1773. Branch Out Burlington! was joined by the Burlington Cemetery Commission, and the walk featured both trees and gravestones. Greenmount Cemetery contains a wide variety of native, ornamental and exotic trees, and is the burial place for many of Burlington and Vermont's noted people... Read on...

2016 Fund Campaign

To quote Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “I have a dream”. For many years now I have dreamed about VOCA’s permanent fund being at a level that would enable VOCA to award substantial grants to all of Vermont’s... Read on...

Cemetery Tour with 8 Living History Portrayals

Join the Woodstock Historical Society on Saturday July 9, 2016

Learn about Woodstock's history as you meet some of the town's most fascinating past residents portrayed by costumed interpreters. A justice-seeking doctor, an independent-minded, snuff-snorting seamstress, a tale-telling stagecoach driver, a dutiful husband & Civil War veteran, a gracious philanthropist, a successful farmer, and more!

Location: River Street Cemetery
Date: Saturday July 9, 2016
Tours depart from the entrance of the River Street Cemetery
Tour departure times: 5:30, 5:45, 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45 pm
Admission: By donation
For more information: Call (802) 457-1822
In the event of rain, there will be one showing of the cemetery tour portrayals in the History Center's Library (26 Elm Street) at 6:30 pm.

Woodstock Historical Society
26 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT 05091