2018 New Exhibits
President Calvin Coolidge, Plymouth
Presidential Holiday: The Coolidge Summer Retreats, 1924 – 1928 - Summer retreats were especially important during the early 20th century when both the president and Congress took three-month vacations to escape the heat and humidity of Washington, D.C. This special exhibit examines the idyllic settings and historic events associated with President Coolidge’s five Summer White House locations, featuring objects from the Coolidge Site’s permanent collection and on loan from the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum. Opens May 26.v
Chimney Point, Addison, VT
A Brush with Nature: The Art of Lillian Kennedy - Vermont artist Lillian Kennedy’s landscape painting featuring Lake Champlain and the area’s rural countryside will be on view. Accompanying workshops in August at Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and Hubbardton Battlefield. Call (802) 759-2412 for details.
Crossing Paths and Point of Contact - Two new exhibits on the Native American, French Colonial, English, and early American history of the Chimney Point area incorporate archaeological findings from the Lake Champlain Bridge project.
Senator Justin Morrill, Strafford
Of Life and Liberty: Justin Morrill & the 14th Amendment - Opens August 1 through Ocotber 14 - Special exhibit presented by the Friends of the Morrill Homestead, on display in the Carriage Barn through October 14. Sponsored by the Friends of the Morrill Homestead.
Old Constitution House, Windsor
Lafayette’s Grand Tour: Windsor Hosts An American Patriot - The Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the American Revolution, made a triumphal tour of the United States in 1824 – 1825. A crowd of several thousand turned out to meet him when he stopped at Windsor, Vermont. Featuring objects from the site’s collection and Royalton Historical Society, this special display examines this little-known chapter of local history. Opens June 16.
Bennington Battle Monument, Bennington
The Battle of Bennington and The Bennington Battle Monument, Design & Construction Permanent displays tell the story of inspiration and creativity behind this beloved Vermont landmark.