Vermont History in the Spotlight!
Offered one WEDNESDAY and one THURSDAY each month, September 2013 through May 2014, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
**All classes are currently full. Please use the contact information listed below if you would like to be added to the waiting list. **
The first five programs (September - January) are at the Vermont History Museum, 109 State Street, Montpelier; the second four programs (February - May) are at the Vermont History Center, 60 Washington Street, Barre. Directions
Cost is $5 per child per class. Families with three or more children participating in a class or for members of the Vermont Historical Society, cost is $4 per child per class.
Recommended for children ages 6 to 12. Some activities include reading and writing. Pre-registration is REQUIRED; space is limited.
or (802) 828-1413. Or download a brochure (pdf).
Each session includes history-related activities that focus on that month's theme.
At the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier:
Spotlight on Vermonters Wednesday, September 11 or Thursday, September 12
Who is a Vermonter? Explore the lives of Vermonters and how they have had and continue to have an impact on our state's history.
Spotlight on Vermont Architecture Wednesday, October 9 or Thursday, October 10
Look at different buildings see how architecture changes over time and why certain buildings are important, and learn about different architectural styles.
Spotlight on Presidents from Vermont Wednesday, November 13 or Thursday, November 14
Come learn about Calvin Coolidge and Chester A. Arthur! Explore the lives of these exciting Vermonters who became president!
Spotlight on Vermont Myths and Legends Wednesday, December 11 or Thursday, December 12
Join us to discuss Vermont's engaging historical figures and legendary creatures. Learn to sort the facts from the fiction!
Spotlight on Vermont's Economy Wednesday, January 8 or Thursday, January 9
This lesson will focus on local industry, learning about how goods are exchanged and made, buying local and other fun economic activities!
At the Vermont History Center in Barre
Spotlight on Vermont Rocks! Wednesday, February 12 or Thursday, February 13
Come learn about Vermont's geology!
Spotlight on Vermont's Villages and Towns Wednesday, March 12 or Thursday, March 13
Learn about the history and communities of Vermont's villages and towns.
Spotlight on Vermont Archaeology Wednesday, April 9 or Thursday, April 10
Become an archaeologist for the day as we dig up cool facts about Vermont's past!
Spotlight on Vermont Art and Artisans Wednesday, May 14 or Thursday, May 15
Explore the galleries to highlight examples of various Vermont artisans and their art. Take a closer look at sculptures and paintings!