Every year the Vermont Historical Society invites farmers and their families from across the Green Mountain State to attend Farmers' Night at the State House. This year's Farmers' Night includes a dramatic evening of music and letters from the Civil War. The nation's third oldest community band, the St. Johnsbury Band, will be joined by the choral group Counterpoint. A first for these two talented groups to join together, this event will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Tess Taylor, Vermont Historical Society director, said, "This will be a fitting way to start off commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The music will reflect the amazing transformation of that war on our state and the nation."
The Farmers' Night series began in 1923, long before the interstate was built, when many legislators lived in Montpelier during the session and organized mid-week entertainment for themselves.
The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Tess Taylor, 802-479-8505.