Westminster, Vermont

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Westminster is a town in Windham County, on the banks of the Connecticut River about 25 miles north of Vermont's southern border. The town consists of three village areas, Westminster Village, North Westminster and Westminster West, separated by rolling hills, farms and forests.

Westminster is the oldest existing town in Vermont, and the site of what was known as the "Westminster massacre" where 2 men were killed during the long-running dispute over the New Hampshire Grants in 1775.

Some notable people from Westminster include: Jerome Allen, educator & author; Stephen R. Bradley, politician; Hiram Pratt, mayor of Buffalo, NY.

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Vermont Events in June

17th Annual Westminster Garden Tour, June 30 & July 1 6/30/18 - 7/1/18

Westminster Cares will hold its seventieth annual Garden Tour on Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1, in Westminster, Vermont. This year’s event will feature the gardens of internationally known garden designers Gordon and Mary Hayward and Julie Moir Messervy; the gardens of Obe & Lonnie Lisai will also be on the tour. In addition there will be special activities throughout the weekend. The tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1. Tickets will be on sale in mid-May. For more information on the tour, check our website for updates: www.westminstercares.org. E-mail us at wecares@sover.net, or call 802-722-3607. Day of event tickets, lunch and refreshments will be available at the Westminster Institute on Route 5 or at the Hayward Garden. Morning Star Perennials will hold a plant sale at the Hayward Garden during the event. The event is held rain or shine. In conjunction with the Garden Tour there will be a Raffle. Tickets can be purchased for a chance to win fabulous prizes including a beautiful handmade quilt. Proceeds from the tour support the services and programs of Westminster Cares, a volunteer organization whose mission is to create opportunities for seniors and disabled adults to live with independence and dignity in the community.

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