Meeting House

Commentator and historian Howard Coffin visited Boston recently – where he had a strong premonition about the outcome of this presidential election.

4th of July

The 4th of July is most closely associated with the Revolutionary War, but historian and commentator Howard Coffin reminds us that important events also occurred on this date during the Civil War – as reflected in the experiences of two Vermont brothers.

Lincoln’s Birthday

Although we celebrate the birthdays of both Washington and Lincoln this coming Monday on Presidents’ Day, today is the actual birthday of Abraham Lincoln. And civil War historian and commentator Howard Coffin is observing the event with a story that has a Vermont connection.


For historian and commentator Howard Coffin, New Year’s Day marks a significant anniversary in American civil rights, and reminds him of the role Vermonters played in securing them.