Contact: William Jenney
Regional Historic Site Administrator
WINDSOR, Vt. – A new three-dimensional history exhibit opens at Old Constitution House State Historic Site on June 17. Windsor in 3D features the work of Windsor High School students who participated in “3D Vermont: Town History in 3D Competition,” an annual state-wide contest that began in 2015. This competition is a collaborative program of the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and the Agency of Education, in partnership with the Town History in 3D Competition. It combines historic preservation with cutting edge three-dimensional design. Organized by the “Flow of History” project, the exhibit at Old Constitution House showcases the research, designs, and models that earned Windsor High School first place in 2015 and 2016, and second place this past spring.
On June 17 at 2:00 p.m., incoming Windsor High School senior Vincent Moeykens introduces the Windsor in 3D exhibit. Mr. Moeykens will talk about his team’s creation of a three-dimensional model of the historic Cox House for the 2017 competition. In addition to the complete model of this iconic Windsor building, the students crafted separate architectural components such as columns, windows, and doors. The designer of the original Cox House, noted early American architect Asher Benjamin, would be astounded by the intricate details achieved by his 21st-century counterparts.
The exhibit is one of several special events planned at Old Constitution House this season. On June 24, at 2:00 p.m., Judy Hayward of Historic Windsor & The Preservation Education Institute presents “Exploring the Architecture of Old Constitution House,” a fascinating look at the historic tavern from top to bottom and its preservation as a 21st-century museum
Originally a tavern where Vermont’s constitution was adopted in 1777, the restored Old Constitution House looks much as it did more than 200 years ago. The permanent exhibition, A Free and Independent State, examines Vermont’s formative years from the struggle for political independence to statehood in 1791. Revolutionary War-era artifacts are on display, including a rare copy of the sermon delivered at the 1777 Windsor Convention.
The Old Constitution House State Historic Site is located at 16 North Main Street in Windsor. The 2017 season is May 27-October 15, Saturday-Sunday and Monday holidays, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For further information call 802-672-3773, or visit the state-owned historic sites online at http://historicsites.vermont.gov
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