PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. – The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site welcomes four outstanding regional musicians for the Grace Coolidge Musicale on Sunday, September 7. Abigail Charbeneau, Roger Ellsworth, Gary Hodges, and Bozena O’Brien will perform in the Coolidge Museum & Education Center at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments follow at the site’s restaurant, The Wilder House. The 45 minute concert is free and open to the public; donations are welcome.
PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. – The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts the tenth annual Plymouth Folk & Blues Concerts on Labor Day Weekend, August 30 & 31, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The event teams Vermont stars and nationally known musicians in a lively folk and blues festival held in the pure country air of historic Plymouth Notch. The concerts are free; a donation is suggested.
ORWELL, Vt. – On Saturday, August 30, at 1:00 p.m. author and historian Willard Sterne Randall will be speaking on the War of 1812 on Lake Champlain at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont. The talk honors the 200th anniversary of the famous Battle of Plattsburgh on Lake Champlain, fought on September 11, 1814.
HUBBARDTON, Vt.—Head to the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton, Vermont, on Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 8:00 to 11:00 pm for “Deep Space Night.” Take a good look at satellites, the stars, and planets of deep space with members of the Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers. If the weather is inclement, enjoy an inside program with exciting images of space at 8:00 pm.
ADDISON, Vt. – On Sunday, August 31, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. explore the history and views from the Lake Champlain Bridge on the second of three summer guided walks offered by the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont, and Crown Point State Historic Site in Crown Point, New York. Site managers Elsa Gilbertson (VT) and Tom Hughes (NY) lead the tour.
HUBBARDTON, Vt.—On Sunday, August 24, 2014, at 1:00 pm, a Hubbardton resident from the late 1700s comes to life at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton, Vermont, to talk about the Revolutionary War arriving at Hubbardton in 1777 and interrupting civilian life. What was it like to be clearing a farm and have a major battle fought on your doorstep?
ADDISON, Vt. – On Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, at the Chimney Point State Historic Site Karl Crannell and friends offer the third summer program, “Blast from the Past: How They Did It in New France.” Learn about artillery from the French and Indian War period, and perhaps meet a French soldiers and civilian habitants.
Bennington Battle Day Commemorated with Free Entry to All State Owned Historic Sites
History buffs can save a few bucks on Bennington Battle Day
MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont State Holiday that commemorates Bennington Battle’s victory over the British is also a day for Vermonters and visitors to celebrate and explore the state’s rich history. On Bennington Battle Day, August 16, enjoy free admission to all eight of Vermont’s State-Owned Historic Sites.
ORWELL, Vt.—Geology professor Helen Mango from Castleton State College will be rocking the Mount Independence State Historic Site on Sunday, August 10, at 2:00 p.m., to lead a guided walk exploring the Mount’s ancient past. Come to “A Walk on the (Cambrian) Beach: The Geology of Mount Independence and Southern Lake Champlain.”
HUBBARDTON, Vt.—Enjoy the waning moon and magic of the stars and the night sky on Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site with members of the Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers. They share their telescopes, knowledge, and enthusiasm to bring you the wonders of space.