David Vining’s account book for the years 1838-1843
We’re back, Thursday, August 12, with an engaging program by Sarah Hollister, "Found at the Conway Dump,” based on an early account book kept by David Vining at the Griswold Manufacturing Co. from 1838-1843. The book has names of many workers and contractors at the mill, including Shippee, McCloud, Temple and Denison. It’s a fascinating slice of Colrain history rescued from the dump.
The evening wlll begin with a potluck picnic supper behind the Pitt House on Main Road, Colrain, at 6 p.m., followed at 7 by a CHS meeting, which will include a progress report on work completed on the Pitt House property and work yet to be done. Sarah’s program will begin at 7:30.
For the potluck, bring a salad, main course, or dessert to share, plus your place setting. Beverage will be provided, or bring your own.