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Sue Wetmore, our bird expert, guides you on this walk to look for and identify the birds of spring and signs of spring migration. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. No pets please. Meet in front of the museum. Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition.

Six State-owned historic sites will be opening this season on Saturday, May 28. Site hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Bennington Battle Monument * Chimney Point State Historic Site * Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site *

Mount Independence State Historic Site * President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site * Senator Justin Morrill State

Historic Site

 

Celebrate our nation’s most enduring symbol with flag history presentations and flag-making activities for children and adults from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Selected as a “Top 10 Summer Event” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce!  Calvin Coolidge is the only U.S. president born on Independence Day, and this year is his 150th birthday! At 12:00 Noon, the Vermont National Guard leads a march to the cemetery where a wreath from the White House is placed at the president’s gravesite.  Afternoon activities include tours of the historic village, barbecue, birthday cake, wagon rides, Stringfield Springers old-time string band, traditional craft demonstrations, and children’s games.  The event is free; admission is charged to tour the historic buildings. Hours for the celebration are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Organized by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.

Concert from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Please check back for program details. 

Green Mountain Timekeepers Society members are in residence on the Chimney Point porch from 12:00 to 4:00 PM to keep time and talk with you about the history of your clocks and watches and how they can be repaired. Bring your old clocks and watches or photographs and learn more about your timepieces. Clock repair demonstrations throughout the afternoon.

Join us for this century-old town tradition!  Reenactment of Calvin Coolidge’s “Homestead Inaugural” at 2:47. Wagon rides, chicken barbecue, traditional crafts demonstrations, and “Clara’s Games” - historic children’s games organized by the Vermont Historical Society. Event runs from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Members of the Vermont Antique Gas and Steam Engine Association will be on the grounds from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM to showcase a variety of historic engines and demonstrate how they worked and what they were used for. Stop by and ask your questions.

Classical musicians Abigail Charbeneau, Matthew Dickey, and Kate Jensik perform trios for piano, violin, and cello.  The program includes Felix Mendelssohn’s beloved Trio in D minor, Op. 66, a work that Robert Schumann called "the master trio of the age."  Donation is suggested. This program is made possible by a grant from the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation. 

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Selected as a “Top 10 Fall Event” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce!

Plymouth’s 17th Annual Folk & Blues Festival is a two-day event featuring stars from Vermont and nationally known musicians.  The 2022 lineup includes Jay Ottaway and the Ramble, The Speckers, Sarah King, Craig Bickhardt, Alastair Moock, and Reggie Harris..  The concerts are free; donation is suggested.  Organized by Jay Ottaway and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.  For more details, see www.plymouthfolk.com  

A second afternoon of great music on the lawn at beautiful Plymouth Notch. For more details, see www.plymouthfolk.com  

 

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. Call 802-759-2412. $70 fee includes instruction and materials. Workshop runs from 12:00 to 5:00 PM.

Vermont Archaeology Month event.

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. Flint-knapping demonstrations and lessons throughout the day. Event runs from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Vermont Archaeology Month event.

COMPETITORS $10, VISITORS $5 ADULT, CHILDREN UNDER 15 FREE 

Pre-registration required. Call (802) 759-2412 to register.

 

Carve your own wooden spoon with expert guidance from Barry Keegan. Enjoy a relaxing time on Lake Champlain as you learn and create. Workshop runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Material provided, and carving equipment made available for the day. Fee: $60. Pre-registration and payment are required, call (802) 759-2412.

Vermont Archaeology Month event. 

A celebration of the harvest, with special attention to the apple! The day begins with the fourth annual Coolidge 5K Race (and “I do not choose to run” one-mile walk) organized by the Coolidge Foundation at 10:00.  Activities for the entire family: cider pressing, vintage apple tastings, wagon rides, historic farm & craft demonstrations, cheese making, and more!