Celebrate fall (and get ready for winter) by focusing on the long history of harvesting and food preparation in Vermont.
As the chill of November settles over Vermont, we warmly invite you to join us for an educational and engaging hands-on afternoon with Justin Squizzero from the Burroughs Garret in Newbury, Vermont. Justin creates handspun, naturally-dyed, hand-woven textiles using methods and equipment from the 18th and 19th century. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of natural dyeing using plants, minerals, and insects. Participants will take home samples of dyed textiles.
Explore the hunting traditions of people from different time periods and learn about the animals they hunted for food and furs.
It's cold outside! Come inside and participate in traditional indoor activities that took place during the long Vermont winters.
Learn about the history of skiing, sledding and other favorite outdoor winter activities enjoyed by Vermonters and tourists.
Examine ways Vermonters have celebrated holidays, like Valentine's Day and other community events, throughout the years.
Learn about maple sugar and syrup production, marketing and related inventions and traditions.
Explore the sheep "boom" and the importance of sheep and wool in Vermont's history.
Learn about the highs and lows of water in Vermont, from natural resource to natural disasters.