A Year at the Museum
Offered one WEDNESDAY and one THURSDAY each month, September 2015 through May 2016, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
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 6 to 12. Some activities include reading and writing. Pre-registration is REQUIRED; space is limited.
Each session includes history-related activities that focus on the month's theme.
September 9 & 10, 2015 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
A Day at the Museum ** Wednesday program is full**
Learn how the museum preserves and celebrates Vermont history.
October 14 & 8, 2015 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm (note dates)
Vermont's Original Inhabitants ** Wednesday program is full**
Explore the Abenaki wigwam and learn about Abenaki traditions past and present.
November 18 & 12, 2015 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm (note dates)
The 14th State ** Wednesday & Thursday programs are full**
Investigate the history of Vermont's settlement and how it became a state.
December 9 & 10, 2015 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Farms & Stores
Travel back to the early 1800s and learn about Vermont's economy.
January 13 & 14, 2016 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Tracks across the Land ** Wednesday & Thursday programs are full**
Discover how railroads and the Civil War changed Vermont in the mid-1800s.
February 10 & 11, 2016 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Made in Vermont
Find out about important Vermont industries from the late 1800s.
March 9 & 10, 2016 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Travel & Tourism in Vermont ** Wednesday program is full**
Visit the museum's tourist cabin and learn about leisure activities in the early 1900s.
April 13 & 14, 2016 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Parkway & Patriotism ** Wednesday & Thursday programs are full**
Learn how Vermonters reacted to the Great Depression and World War II.
May 11 & 12, 2016 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Back to the Land ** Wednesday program is full**
Explore how decisions to protect and preserve the landscape have affected Vermont.