WOODSTOCK – Woodstock Historical Society members observed the bicentennial at the June meeting as Curator Larry Billings presented an exhibit on the Bryant family for which the town and lake were named.

Christopher Bryant Sr. was a student of Mollyockett in the healing arts known as Dr. Diggeo. Christopher Jr. was the first child born in Woodstock and Lake Christopher and Mt. Christopher were named after him.

One of Christopher Sr’s. favorite remedies cured rheumatism as it was made primarily of hops and rum. Billings said the society had many photos and letters from Bryant descendants. The exhibit will remain in the museum for the rest of June.

Earlier in the day many members went to the celebration on Paris Hill, and Paul Billings and Joyce Howe set up part of the Bryant exhibit and items for sale at the academy. In the afternoon Annella Burnham and Larry Billings watched the museum as that has to be open Saturdays.

At the business meeting members decided July 16 would be Flea Market Day this year and Aug. 6, History Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Call 665-2450 or 743-8035 for tables on Flea Market Day and only 743-8035 for craft tables History Day. Joyce Howe donated a wall hanging of a loon on North Pond for a raffle. The drawing will be on History Day.

The museum is open every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. The program for the July 9 meeting will be announced at a later date.


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