Family fun in Tunbridge June 18 & 19
It's Father’s Day weekend and family fun can be found at the Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge. With a theme of H2O: The Power of Water in Vermont History, there will be plenty of hands-on activities for all. For example, youngsters will be encouraged to make Champ puppets and march with them in the daily parade at 12:30 pm!
Vermont Historical Society’s History Expo coordinator, Amanda Gustin, explains, “We have a lot of family activities planned for History Expo 2016. The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife will be hosting Let’s Go Fishing activities. Families can check out dragon flies and water scorpions at Montshire Museum’s Pond Life from 12:00 to 5:00 pm each day. Be sure to bring your water shoes for Stream Walks at 1:00 and 3:00 pm!” More details.
Music fills the air at Expo
You won't want to miss a note . . .The Vermont History Expo will feature music on two stages at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds June 18 and 19. You might even do-si-do!
Vermont Historical Society's Expo coordinator, Amanda Gustin, says, "You'll hear top notch music as you stroll around the fairgrounds! Enjoy lovely harmonies and fiddle tunes while you visit history exhibits and demonstrations. Or pull up a seat and watch The Ed Larkin Old Time Contra Dancers while you enjoy a picnic or enjoy that ice cream cone." More details.
A Story Runs Through It
VHS Executive Director Steve Perkins says that history is all about stories! On the eve of June 18 at the Vermont History Expo, we will feature Saturday Night Storytelling FREE from extempo! In a reverse-chronologically ordered lineup, eight raconteurs will take you on a ride in the wayback machine.
Saturday, June 18, 6:00 pm
Programs Tent at Vermont History Expo
Come listen to short-format, first-person, true stories that span the decades...about history, about Vermont, about water...in some cases about all three! See the lineup of storytellers here.
A horse, of course! Morgans and more!
Naturally, there'll be Morgan horses and many other heritage animals at Vermont History Expo on June 18 and 19 at the Tunbridge World's Fairgrounds.
Vermont History Expo is not complete without farm animals. In the past three decades, there has been growing interest in preserving the genetics of historic breed animals. Come to Expo to find out more about these animals -- and farming techniques, too.
We'll also share farming techniques such as beekeeping, poultry raising, and don't forget ice cream making, too! Updated schedules here.
You could win!
The Vermont History Expo raffle is a great way to win prizes AND support the Vermont Historical Society.
Raffle tickets are $2.00 per ticket or three for $5.00.
Tickets can be purchased online. Or you can get 'em at the Vermont History Center in Barre or the Vermont History Musuem in Montpelier or at the Expo! You do not even need to be present to win. To see what you could win, please see raffle information on our website.