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August 5, 2013

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. 

July 25, 2013

Orwell, Vt.—Stephen Zeoli leads another of his hikes into history on Sunday, August 4, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont. 

July 25, 2013

ORWELL, Vt. –  On Saturday, August 3, 2013, naturalist Sue Wetmore leads a fun afternoon for children and their “adults” exploring nature on Mount Independence in Orwell.  The program starts at 1:00 p.m.  Meet at the Mount Independence State Historic Site museum. 

July 25, 2013

ADDISON, Vt. – Spend a relaxing summer evening by the shores of Lake Champlain and attend the eleventh “Evening to Remember” summer social at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, VT, on Thursday, August 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  This free open house offers a beautiful lakeside setting where history and fun come together at the historic Chimney Point tavern and summer resort.  

July 25, 2013

     The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts the first concert of the 2013 Grace Coolidge Musicales on Sunday, August 4 at 3:00 p.m.  The 45 minute program is an elegant blend of poetry and classical music: Vermont poet Verandah Porche reads from her new book, Sudden Eden, and pianist Abigail Charbeneau plays classical music inspired by the poetry.  Refreshments follow at the site’s restaurant, The Wilder House.  The concert is free and open to the public; donations are welcom

July 22, 2013

PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. – The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation hosts “Plymouth Old Home Day” at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site on Saturday, August 3, 10:00 a.m.

July 15, 2013

On Sunday, July 21, 2013, at 1:00 pm at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site is the monthly third Sunday program.  Site interpreter Carl Fuller, dressed in period attire, is a Hubbardton resident of 1777, and will recount the exciting experiences of the Samuel Churchill family during the times of the July 7, 1777, battle.  Then site administrator Elsa Gilbertson will share the story of the 1859 Hubbardton Battle Monument and the role of Amos Churchill, Samuel’s grandson, in that eff

July 12, 2013

ADDISON, Vt. – On Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, site interpreter Karl Crannell offers the second of three hands-on monthly third Saturday programs, “Blast from the Past:  How They Made It in New France.”  The program runs between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.  The program will look at military engineering and the 1731 French fort built at Chimney Point.

July 12, 2013

Hubbardton, VT— The stars are coming out for this one.  Gaze at the night sky at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, from dusk to 10:00 p.m.  Members of the Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers bring their telescopes and extensive knowledge to share with you in the annual Star Light, Star Bright Star Night program.  

July 10, 2013

NASHVILLE, TN & PLYMOUTH NOTCH, VT - The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the new permanent exhibition, “More Than Two Words”: The Life and Legacy of Calvin Coolidge.  The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 68th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpr

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