Spotlight on Vermont History
Offered the second WEDNESDAY and the second THURSDAY of each month, September 2018 through May 2019, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
***Some classes are full. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 828-1413 to be added to the waiting list.***
Eight programs will take place at the Vermont History Museum, 109 State Street, Montpelier (directions). January's class will take place at the Vermont History Center in Barre.
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 site to register and pay by credit card. Or contact Victoria Hughes at email@example.com or (802) 828-1413. Or download a registration form (pdf). Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received starting on Monday, August 13.
Each session includes history-related activities that focus on the month's theme.
September 12 & 13, 2018 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm (Wednesday and Thursday classes are full)
Spotlight on Vermont's Environment
Explore how Vermonters have used environmental resources and changed the landscape throughout history.
October 10 & 11, 2018 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm (Wednesday and Thursday classes are full)
Spotlight on Vermont Architecture
Take a walking tour of Montpelier to see how architectural styles have changed over time and understand why buildings look the way they do.
November 14 & 8, 2018 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm (Thursday class is full)
Spotlight on Vermont Towns
(note the classes are in different weeks this month)
Investigate the history and economy of Vermont's towns, with a special focus on Brattleboro.
December 12 & 13, 2018 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm (Wednesday and Thursday classes are full)
Spotlight on Vermont Agriculture
Explore the significance of agriculture on Vermont's image and history, with a special focus on the Seeds of Renewal exhibit.
January 9 & 10, 2019 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Spotlight on Vermont Archives and Collections - Special Session in Barre
Meet at the Vermont History Center in Barre for a special visit to the Vermont Historical Society archives and collections. See how and where we store the documents and artifacts we use in the classes.
February 13 & 14, 2019 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm (Wednesday and Thursday classes are full)
Spotlight on Vermont Stories
Explore stories from Vermont, including Abenaki stories, to learn more about the people who have lived on land that is now called Vermont.
March 13 & 14, 2019 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm (Wednesday and Thursday classes are full)
Spotlight on Vermont Rocks
Vermont has three official state rocks. Learn about granite, marble and slate and the importance of these rocks in Vermont history.
April 10 & 11, 2019 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm (Wednesday and Thursday classes are full)
Spotlight on Presidents from Vermont
Learn about Calvin Coolidge and Chester A. Arthur, the two Vermonters who became President of the United States.
May 8 & 9, 2019 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm (Wednesday and Thursday classes are full)
Spotlight on Vermonters
Who is a Vermonter? Explore the lives of Vermonters and the movement of people around, to, and from the state.