Artists are helping Civil war history come alive in St. Albans.
Confederates raided St. Albans in October 1864. They swarmed Main Street, robbed banks and terrorized the city. Then the rebels fled to Canada after being beat back by residents. To mark the upcoming anniversary the town is planning a re-enactment. They also asked artists to draw key moments from the story to turn into a calendar. The original art is also on display in St. Albans.
"It gives a better understanding of what actually took place and how much happened here in St. Albans from the planning of the raid up through you know when they actually did raid the banks," said Daniel Pattullo with the Village Frame Shop and Gallery.
The Calendars cost $20. All proceeds go to the St. Albans Historical Museum. They are available at shops around St. Albans and Burlington. All of the artists donated their time and the pieces will become part of the museum collection.