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A Vintage Visitors presentation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. The presentation will take place in the Old First Church Barn on Monument Circle.  Masks are required and seating is limited, please call ahead for a reservation 802 447-0550.  No admission will be charged, but donations are accepted.

Made possible by a grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership.

This event has been postponed. Please check back with us in 2021. 

Members of the Twist o’Wool Guild and Strands will be in residence on the Chimney Point porch to demonstrate a variety of fiber skills, including spinning, weaving techniques, and other crafts and arts important historically and still relevant today. Bring questions and your own project to work on.

 

Free admission to all OPEN State-owned Historic Sites.   

 

On this 9th annual driving tour to explore the Hydeville Branch of the 1776 Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road. Meet at the Hubbardton Battlefield in your own vehicle. The tour will travel north from Hydeville through west Castleton to eastern Benson. Jim Rowe, president of the Crown Point Road Association, is our leader. Co-sponsored by Crown Point Road Association.

Forest ecologist Lynn Levine leads this talk and walk program to learn about the trees and ferns around us. She is author of Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide to Common Ferns of the Northeast. The program starts inside, then heads out on the trails. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

This event has been postponed. Please check back with us in 2021.

The State of Vermont and Hubbardton Historical Society present an afternoon of telling stories about early Hubbardton residents and the soldiers who fought here. Meet the Hubbardton ghosts and hear about the spirits at other Revolutionary War battlefields. Meet at the museum for the start of the program and as a group we will go to the East Hubbardton Cemetery.

Reenactors honor the 1776-1777 history of Mount Independence during this living history weekend.  Saturday’s popular interactive Baldwin Trail Walkabout features experts at trail stations bringing the site’s history to life. Follow the footsteps of soldiers on a woods skirmish, explore camp life and skill demonstrations, take in an illustrated talk, and enjoy activities for all ages. Admission fee: $6. Call (802) 948-2000 for details. Vermont Archaeology Month event.

Do you know which wild plant has sap containing salicylic acid (aspirin) or why apple seeds contain a touch of cyanide? Would you like to learn which native plants exude sap that can cure warts, or treat poison ivy? Join Michael Caduto, author of the Keepers of the Earth series, for this 1 ½ hour walk. Fee: $15 adults, $5 under 15. For more information or to register contact: director@morrillhomestead.org  Sponsored by the Friends of the Morrill Homestead. 

The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site is open without charge on Patriot Day for those who wish to honor past heroes.

Atlatl experts Bob and Cheryll Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl teach traditional and modern techniques of atlatl and dart construction, flint knapping, hafting stone points, and cordage making. Enjoy atlatl lore and coaching on the use of your new atlatl. Pre-registration required. Workshop will be held from 12:00 to 5:00 PM. Fee includes instruction and materials. Vermont Archaeology Month event.

Workshop fee: $70

Participate in or watch this annual atlatl championship testing skills in accuracy and distance. The sport of using the atlatl to throw darts is based on the ancient hunting technique. Newcomers to experts welcome. Children’s activities. Workshops and demonstrations on crafts and skills from ancient to Woodland times.  Try your hand at stone tool-making (flint-knapping) and Woodland pottery. Learn how the colonists made fire. Event will be held from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Call (802) 759-2412 to register. Vermont Archaeology Month event. 

Competitors: $7 preregistered, $8 same-day registration

Visitors: $5 adult, free for children under 15

Make your own woven willow basket with expert guidance from Barry Keegan. You’ll use willow shoots and wands to weave and twine a round base, and sharpened spokes and twined willow shoots to form the basket walls. The final basket will be about 10 inches tall. All materials provided. Enjoy a relaxing day on the lake as you learn and create. Workshop will be held from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Pre-registration and payment required, call (802) 759-2412. Vermont Archaeology Month event. 

Workshop fee: $60

Trek around the battlefield with site interpreter and long-time reenactor Bob Franzoni. See locations of main points of the battle, learn about military tactics and key personalities of the battle, and look at a replica soldier’s kit. Hike will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather. Vermont Archaeology Month event. 

Enjoy the last day of the 2020 season with a guided hike into history. Stephen Zeoli is your guide. The hike will run from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition.