DANVILLE — The public is invited to enjoy and explore Danville history during the town’s Old Home Day celebration on Sun., August 25. All history activities are free.
The day’s history events will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a flag-raising By Troop 13 Boy Scouts in front of Danville’s Old Meeting House at 470 Main Street. At 9:30 a.m. Pastor David Hammer of the Danville Baptist Church will preside over a non-denominational church service, open to the public, inside the Meeting House
From 1:00-4:00 p.m., a number of Danville’s historic places will be open for visitors. Buildings include the Old Meeting House (470 Main Street), Little Red Schoolhouse (380 Main Street), Webster Stagecoach Stop & Store (1 Sandown Road) and the Union Church, Sargent Cooperage and White Schoolhouse/Sanborn Library (all on Beach Plain Road). Members of the Heritage Commission, Olde Meeting House Association and Village Improvement Society will be present to greet you and provide information about the buildings and their history. Free bus transportation will be provided to all buildings from the Danville Community Center at 169 Main Street, where you may leave your car. The bus will run on a rotating schedule, allowing you to stop at any of the buildings, stay as long as you wish at each location, and take the bus on a return run to go back to the Community Center.
This is a once-a-year opportunity to visit these historic buildings, each with its own story, that provide a glimpse into Danville’s past.