July 3, 2013

The Old Constitution House in Windsor, the Birthplace of Vermont, hosts "1777 Constitution Day" on Saturday, July 6, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  The celebration brings history to life with re-enactors and period festivities.

July 3, 2013

On Thursday July 4th, the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site celebrates the birth of the nation as well as its 30th president.  The public is invited to gather at the village green at 12:00 Noon, when a delegation of the Vermont National Guard leads a march to the Plymouth Notch Cemetery.  There, a wreath from the White House will be placed at the President’s gravesite; a brief ceremony follows with members of the Coolidge family in attendance.   

June 30, 2013

Change in plan:  Due to heat and humidity, several reenactors will be inside the building talking with public, with some demonstrations outside.  There will be no outdoor encampment.


June 12, 2013

ORWELL, Vt. – Budding young historians will want to march to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, for the annual morning camp, running this year from June 26 to 28, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The camp is for ages 6 to 11.  The fee is $75 and pre-registration is required. 

June 12, 2013

Coolidge Site Celebrates Our National Pastime

PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. – It’s baseball season at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site!  

The Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, in cooperation with the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, has organized a special program about our national pastime on Saturday, June 15 at 2:00.     

June 5, 2013

BENNINGTON, Vt.:  Enjoy the longest days of the year with yoga and early evening tours of the Bennington Battle Monument. The Third Annual Summer Solstice Celebration will take place on June 23 from 5:30 PM until dark on the grounds surrounding the Monument.  Elevator rides in the Monument start at 6:00 PM.

June 4, 2013

Free Open House & Performance of “Vermont History
Through Song” at Justin Smith Morrill Homestead
DATE & TIME: Sunday,
June 9th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

May 31, 2013

On Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., Vermont historian and attorney Paul Gillies, will offer a special program at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, on the topic of  “Relics and Souvenirs: Lay Archeologists and the Uncovering of Vermont.”   This is the annual J. Robert Maguire lecture sponsored by the Mount Independence Coalition, the official friends group for the site. 

April 15, 2013

Orwell, VT--Enjoy the tender beauties of the first spring wildflowers by participating in the spring wildflower walk on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Mount Independence State Historic Stie in Orwell, Vermont.  Amy Olmsted, a nursery professional for more than 20 years, will lead the program.  Olmsted is a horticulturalist wtih Rocky Dale Gardens in Bristol, Vermont.

April 3, 2013

Vermont’s tallest structure opens for another year, as the Bennington Battle Monument begins its season on Saturday April 19th.