“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!
Lincoln Essay Competition Submission Deadline
All essays submitted for the Lincoln Essay Competition are due to Hildene on or before February 12, at 5:00 pm. Entries may be dropped off by hand at the Welcome Center. For more information or to receive a packet of materials, call Stephanie Moffett Hynds at 367-7960 or email her. Download an application packet here. Sponsored by The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Spiral Press Cafe.
This year’s topic:
Why do you think racism persists in America: what factors contribute to its persistence and how can these factors be addressed in order to move the country toward a more perfect union?
Application packets can be downloaded from our website: http://www.hildene.org/schools.htm
MARCH 5 & 19, APRIL 2 & 16
Hildene presents a four part series focusing on the natural landscape of the Battenkill Valley. Vermonters are surrounded by beautiful mountains, forests, streams and farmland, but the landscape has not always looked this way. This series will bring to life the valley’s fascinating evolution.