The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts the Plymouth Cheese & Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Held annually since 1997, the day features wagon rides, traditional craft demonstrations, special presentations, seasonal culinary treats, and activities for the entire family. A variety of events are scheduled throughout the day:
HUBBARDTON, Vt. – Trek up part of the evacuation route American soldiers took up Pittsford Ridge after the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Hubbardton in this guided hike on Sunday, September 15, 2013, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Carl Fuller, site interpreter at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, leads this guided hike. Meet at the Battlefield visitor center at 2:00 p.m.
ADDISON, Vt. – Learn how people hunted before the “invention” of the bow and arrow by attending the annual atlatl-making workshop at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison on Friday, September 20, 2013, from noon to 5:00 p.m. For thousands of years many cultures around the world, including ancient Vermont, used this spear-thrower, called an atlatl.
Pianist Abigail Charbeneau and violinist Bozena O'Brien perform at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site on Sunday, September 22 at 3:00 p.m. Refreshments follow at the site’s restaurant, The Wilder House. The concerts are free and open to the public; donations are welcome.
MONTPELIER, Vt. – August 16 is Vermont’s state holiday, commemorating Bennington Battle Day and the stunning American victory over the British at this August 16, 1777, Revolutionary War battle. To celebrate everyone is invited to visit the Vermont’s State-Owned Historic Sites on Friday, August 16, when admission will be free to Vermont residents and Vermonters at heart.
The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts the ninth annual Plymouth Folk & Blues Concerts on Labor Day Weekend, August 31 and September 1, 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.
Hubbardton, VT—on Sunday, August 18, 2013,at 1:00 p.m., period clothing experts Carol and Brook Aldrich of Pittsford, Vermont, will present a program at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site on the clothing Hubbardton residents would have been wearing at the time of the Revolutionary battle of Hubbardton in 1777.
ADDISON, Vt. – On Saturday, August 17, 2013, the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison offers its last hands-on monthly program, “Blast from the Past: How They Made It in New France.” The program runs between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. This time the focus is on the crafts and skills that were needed for living in the Chimney Point area in the 1730s to 1759, when this was the frontier of New France.