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Walking Tour: Justin Morrill's Strafford

A walking tour of Strafford Village which remains much the same as in Morrill’s time. Tours include Morrill’s birthplace, his father’s blacksmith shop, two libraries, the Strafford Town House, and the mausoleum where Morrill is buried.

Fee: Adults $6 (Children under 15 free)

For more information, please visit morrillhomestead.org, or call (802) 765-4288.

This program is offered in collaboration with the Friends of the Morrill Homestead. 

Walking Tour: Justin Morrill's Strafford

A walking tour of Strafford Village which remains much the same as in Morrill’s time. Tours include Morrill’s birthplace, his father’s blacksmith shop, two libraries, the Strafford Town House, and the mausoleum where Morrill is buried.

Fee: Adults $6 (Children under 15 free)

For more information, please visit morrillhomestead.org, or call (802) 765-4288.

This program is offered in collaboration with the Friends of the Morrill Homestead. 

The Abenaki Experience: Prehistory to Present – Part 3 “We Are Still Here” with Joseph & Jesse Bruchac

Father and son author and educator, Joseph and Jesse Bruchac of the Nulhegan Abenaki Nation will address the continued presence and vibrant cultural heritage of the Wabanaki Nations of Ndakinna, with special emphasis on the years of the Vermont Eugenics project and the long struggle for government recognition. Pre-registration required. 

Fee: $5 (in person or via Zoom)

For more information or to register, visit morrillhomestead.org, or call (802) 765-4288,

Presented in collaboration with the Friends of the Morrill Homestead.

Our Stories Remember

Using drum, flute, rattle, and vocals, father and son storytellers and musicians Joseph and Jesse Bruchac of the Nulhegan Abenaki Nation will share Abenaki stories for the whole family. Pre-registration required.

Suggested donation: $5

For more information or to register, visit morrillhomestead.org, or call (802) 765-4288.

Presented in collaboration with the Friends of the Morrill Homestead. 

Gardens For Our Bees and Other Pollinators

This presentation for gardeners includes honeybee history, current threats to pollinator populations, benefits of honeybees in your garden, and best choices for pollinator foraging. We will discuss chemical v.s. natural weed & pest control. Questions encouraged! Presentation by Sheri Englert of Vermont Beekeeping Supply. Registration required. 

Time: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $5

For more information or to register, visit morrillhomestead.org, or call (802) 765-4288.

This is a program of the Friends of the Morrill Homestead. 

Beginner Beekeeping Class

Taught by Sheri Englert of Vermont Beekeeping Supply, this class is designed to get you ready to start your beekeeping journey. Sheri will begin with history and different types of Honey Bees. Then you’ll learn about the parts that make up a beehive and their functions. We’ll talk about the best place to put your hive, what the bees like to eat, and how they find & forage for food & water. Sheri will show you the process of installing a package of Bees vs a Nuc, including the pros & cons of each. You’ll learn about pest management, swarming, supersedure, and more! Pre-registration required.

Time: 10:00 a.m. - noon

Fee: $30

For more information or to register, visit morrillhomestead.org, or call (802) 765-4288

This is a program of the Friends of the Morrill Homestead.

 

The Abenaki Experience: Prehistory to Present – Part 1 “Archaeological History of the CT River Valley” with Jess Robinson

Jess Robinson, Vermont State Archaeologist, will present an overview of the archaeological history of Vermont’s Connecticut River valley and adjacent areas from the arrival of its first Native inhabitants approximately 13,000 years ago through to their contact with Europeans. Jess will focus on newly studied sites and will also discuss what we do not yet know about this region’s Precontact past. Pre-registration is required.

Fee: $5 (in person or via Zoom)

Presented in collaboration with the Friends of the Morrill Homestead. 

Fiddleheads, Lamb’s Quarters, Nettles, and Nuts: Wild Edible, Medicinal, and Poisonous Plants

On this walk, Michael Caduto will share Colonial and Native American folklore and knowledge concerning the uses of wild plants for food, medicine, and materials, as well as identifying poisonous plants to avoid. We’ll taste some delectables in the field and sample a mystery wild treat.

Michael Caduto—well known as co-author of the Keepers of the Earth series—has written and taught extensively on herbalism and has studied the uses of plants among the indigenous peoples of the Northeast. His other books include Native American Gardening and Everyday Herbs in Spiritual Life.

Walk includes stories and the sampling of plants in the field, as well as a prepared wild edible. Pre-registration required.

Fee: Adults $15 (children under 15, free)

For more information or to register, visit morrillhomestead.org, or call (802) 765-4288,

This is a program of the Friends of the Morrill Homestead. 

 

Fiber-Dyeing Using Natural Materials

Join us for an educational and engaging hands-on afternoon with Justin Squizzero from the Burroughs Garret in Newbury, Vermont. Justin creates handspun, naturally-dyed, hand-woven textiles using methods and equipment from the 18th and 19th centuries. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of natural dyeing using plants, minerals, and insects. Participants will take home samples of dyed textiles.

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $15

For more information or to register, visit morrillhomestead.org, or call (802) 765-4288.

This is a program of the Friends of the Morrill Homestead. 

Painting Botanicals Series with Jennifer Brown (Day 1)

In this series, on four consecutive Thursdays, we will work from life and explore the world of flowers. Using plants found on the grounds of the Morrill Homestead, we will study and explore nature up close. Some drawing instruction will be provided along with tips and practices in watercolor techniques. A suggested materials list provided upon registration.

Jennifer teaches watercolor classes at the Morrill Homestead and at AVA Gallery in Lebanon. She is a member of the Vermont Watercolor Society and exhibits her paintings at the Matt Brown Fine Art Gallery in Lyme, N.H.

Dates: Thursdays, August 5, 12, 19 & 26

Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Fee: $80

For more information or to register, visit morrillhomestead.org, or call (802) 765-4288.

This is a program of the Friends of the Morrill Homestead. 

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