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CHS Annual Meeting


When: March 5 (Sunday), 3 pm

Where: Cavendish Baptist Church

Description: The Annual Meeting of the Cavendish Historical Society will be March 5 (Sunday) from 3-5 pm. We will once again be returning to the Cavendish Baptist Church, which hosted so many meetings for CHS over the years. After a significant renovation, the downstairs parish hall is now handicap accessible.

In addition to the business agenda, there will be a special program Cavendish Believe It or Not!.  There are many Cavendish stories that people don’t know about. Yes, Phineas Gage’s and his famous accident ushered in the age of brain research. However, another medical curiosity lived here for at least 10 years. Alexis St. Martin revolutionized the understanding of gastroenterology with his permanent hole in his gut. A bit gory, and definitely strange, but oh so fascinating. 

With the snows of February, its fun to remember that at one time Cavendish had both a top notch bobsled run and its very own ski hill. As part of February’s Black History Month, we have once again revisited the amazing story how an African slave, Peter Tumber (Tumbo) became free, moved to Cavendish and died here in 1832 at the age of 106. We’ve learned a lot in the past year that adds even more understanding to the Tumber’s story we published this time last year. Then there is Clarence Adams. Just who is buried in his grave? Turns out he visited with a friend in Montreal after his supposed death and was spotted in Nova Scotia and still later in Florida. 

In addition to the review of CHS’s finances, the business agenda will include:

• How to honor Carmine Guica-Suggestions to date have included: restoration project; renaming Young Historians to the Carmine Guica Young Historians Program; scholarship fund; fund to help local kids research aspects of Cavendish history

• The 100th Birthday of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and how we would like to recognize that

• The renovation of the Stone Church 

Earlier Event: February 28
Public Informational Meeting
Later Event: March 5
Wanda Houston Concert