Vermont People, Places & Things
Offered one WEDNESDAY and one THURSDAY each month, October 2012 through May 2013, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
The first four programs (October - 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 3 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.
To register, please contact Victoria Hughes at
or (802) 828-1413. Or download a brochure (pdf).
Each session includes history-related activities that focus on the month's theme.
At the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier:
Famous Vermonters Wednesday, October 10 or Thursday, October 11
Explore the lives and times of famous Vermonters like Ethan Allen and Clarina Howard Nichols.
Vermont Government Wednesday, November 14 or Thursday, November 15
Learn how Vermont's government works and how it has changed over time.
Vermont Geography Wednesday, December 12 or Thursday, December 13
Examine ways that Vermont's mountains, valleys, and waterways have affected the history of the state.
Vermont Weather Wednesday, January 9 or Thursday, January 10
From the "Year without a Summer" to the "Flood of 1927," Vermont's weather has impacted people and places. Learn more - unless Vermont's winter weather keeps you at home.
At the Vermont History Center in Barre
Vermont People Wednesday, February 13 or Thursday, February 14
Explore the new exhibit in Barre and learn about various Vermonters, including immigrants who made Vermont their home.
Vermont Industries Wednesday, March 13 or Thursday, March 14
Over the years, Vermont industries have produced products ranging from tombstones and globes to scales and organs. Learn about the history of some of these important businesses.
Preserving Vermont's History Wednesday, April 10 or Thursday, April 11
Find out how museums and libraries preserve Vermont's history for today and for the future.
Vermont Then and Now Wednesday, May 8 or Thursday, May 9
Review the year with a celebration of the many ways that Vermont has changed - and stayed the same - over time.