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Senator Justin Morrill

Walking Tour of Morrill's Strafford Village

Historical 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. Tour begins at the Sen. Justin Morrill State Historic Site. 

Adults: $5.00      Children under 15: Free

Sponsored by the Friends of the Morrill Homestead.

Moss Walk with Micky Colbeck

Come join naturalist and bryophyte-lover Micki Colbeck for a short tutorial followed by a walk around the homestead to see some mosses, liverworts, and Selaginella and to learn the difference between them. Hand lenses are helpful but not necessary. Hiking will be easy. For kids and adults. Learn some Latin names and the easy mnemonics to help remember them.

Participation fee: $5.00

For more information and to register

Sponsored by the Friends of the Morrill Homestead.

Wake Up the Garden: Cultivating Morrill's Historic Landscape

Work with the Homestead’s Master Gardener to prepare the Victorian gardens for the 2021 season. This is the first of several projects designed to nurture the colorful annual beds in the pleasure ground and expand the kitchen garden—Morrill’s laboratory for experimenting with plant hardiness that contains a variety of roses, perennials, berry bushes, herbs.

Come join us from 9:00 AM to noon and become a part of Vermont’s history as we care for the historic landscape of this very influential American. You can earn all of your Master Gardener outreach hours with us.

This is a free event organized and hosted by the Friends of the Morrill Homestead. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, or to register call (802) 649-2940.

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. 

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