Piecing Together Vermont History
Offered one WEDNESDAY and one THURSDAY each month, September 2016 through May 2017, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
**Please note, the Thursday classes are currently full and have a wait list. There are spaces available in the Wednesday classes.**
All programs will take place at the Vermont History Museum, 109 State Street, Montpelier (directions).
Cost is $8 per child per class. Families with three or more children participating in a class or for members of the Vermont Historical Society, cost is $6.50 per child per class. Parents and non-participating children are free.
Recommended for children ages 7 to 12. Some activities include reading and writing. Pre-registration is REQUIRED; space is limited.
Use the online registration form to register and pay by credit card. Or contact Victoria Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 828-1413. Or download a brochure (pdf). Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received.
Each session includes history-related activities that focus on the month's theme.
September 14 & 15, 2016 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Abenaki History & Oral Tradition
Learn about Abenaki history through stories that have been passed down through generations.
October 12 & 13, 2016 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
The Revolutionary War & Historical Fiction
Compare historical fiction to history to understand the impact of the Revolutionary War on Vermonters.
November 9 & 10, 2016 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Mid-1800s & Art
Examine paintings and works of art to learn about Vermont in the mid-1800s.
December 14 & 15, 2016 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
The Civil War & Photography
Look at photographs of Vermonters to learn about the lives of soldiers and their families during the war.
January – No Classes This Month
February 8 & 9, 2017 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Vermont Industries & Letters and Diaries
Study children's letters and diaries to compare the experience of young Vermonters in the past with your life today.
March 8 & 9, 2017 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Early 1900s & Sound and Film
Listen and look to understand how radio and movies told Vermont stories in the twentieth century.
April 12 & 13, 2017 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Mid-1900s & Newspapers and Magazines
Use printed materials from the World War II era to learn about life on the Vermont home front.
May 10 & 11, 2017 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Change Over Time & Archaeology
Use the skills and tools of archaeologists to understand how Vermont has changed over time.