Debbie Despres


Exploring Historic Old Wethersfield, Connecticut

Where’s the oldest and largest historic district in Connecticut? Old Wethersfield, CT, of course, where more than 150 homes predate the Civil War.

Yankee Magazine

Ticonderoga | Lake Champlain’s Steamboat

Learn more about the steamboat Ticonderoga, a popular attraction at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont. Launched in 1906, the Ticonderoga (or the Ti, for those who knew it well) was a state-of-the-art side-wheel steamer that transported passengers, freight, and cars—even an elephant once—on Lake Champlain, cruising at 23 miles per hour; only trains could […]

Meetinghouse Jaffrey Center NH
New Hampshire

The Village of Jaffrey Center, New Hampshire

Just the other day, when the sky was a piercingly clear blue and much of the region was still digging out from a recent snowfall, I stopped in the historic section of town known as Jaffrey Center, taking in the natural beauty of its surroundings. It’s easy to take these scenes for granted when they’re […]

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