“A good time was had by all!”
The tapping of telegraph keys and the click clack of a model Pullman train circling the Welcome Center, the bleating of the goats and the laughter of children, carols played on the organ in the house dressed in its holiday finery; they are the sounds of fun and wonder and yes, learning.
We continue the celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and it’s evident by our permanent collection of artifacts on display in an insightful interpretation of our best loved president and one of his best known speeches: “The American Ideal: Abraham Lincoln and the Second Inaugural”.
Save these dates!
NEW FARM CHORES PROGRAM
Children 12 and younger are invited to experience Hildene Farm and Goat Dairy in a new farm chores program. Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00am, a family with children ages 3 through 12 can register for “Farm Chores at the Dairy.” From feeding and grooming the goats to pitching their pens and cleaning their feeders to having fun exploring the hay mow, this promises to be an up close and personal encounter with the farm, the friendly Nubian goats in residence and the farm staff who care for them. This program will be offered through September and possibly further into the fall, as weather permits. Pre-registration is required. $10/Hildene member family, $20/non-member family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.