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2020

 

Farm Chores at Hildene
Farm Chores

June 11 through August 9, Thursdays through Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:00am - Children 12 and younger are invited to experience the Goat Dairy at Hildene Farm in our farm chores program. Guests with children ages 4 through 12 may register for one morning of Farm Chores at the Dairy.  The program begins with a guided nature walk from our Welcome Center down to the dairy farm where guests will be immersed in “a day in the life of a goat.” For more information, including details on how to sign-up, please visit our Farm Chores page at: https://hildene.org/learning/farm_chores  PLEASE NOTE: Due to Coronavirus outbreak, the opening date of this program is unclear.  Please check back for updates. In the meantime, you might enjoy this video of our Goat Dairy Manager reading a story to our yearling does!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhUn9zrS56A  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Bobolink bird; Hildene is proud to be a Bobolink Sanctuary!
June 20 Bird Walk

The public is welcome to join a local birding group to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960.  Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 7:00am, Free.

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July 4 The Meaning of the 4th of July for the Negro: Reading Frederick Douglass

Join Hildene staff in a communal reading of the fiery July 5, 1852, speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Discussion and refreshments will follow. 10:00 to 11:00am. Check in is in the Welcome Center. This program is presented in partnership with the Vermont Humanities Council and is free and open to the public. For more information contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960 or by email.

Bobolink bird; Hildene is proud to be a Bobolink Sanctuary!
July 18 Bird Walk

The public is welcome to join a local birding group to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960.  Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 7:00am, Free.

Bobolink bird; Hildene is proud to be a Bobolink Sanctuary!
August 15 Bird Walk

The public is welcome to join a local birding group to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960.  Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 7:00am, Free.

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August 23 Crushed Tomatoes: Summer Canning in a Jar

Those who enjoy canning know well the joy of opening a jar of preserved veggies in January and experiencing the wonderful taste of summer. Jane and Ken Moriarty will teach participants how to preserve crushed tomatoes and demonstrate safe and straight-forward pressure-canning and hot water bath canning methods. $15 for Hildene members, $20 for non-members. Limited to 10 participants, each of whom will take home a quart jar of crushed tomatoes. Preregistration is required by August 14.  For more information and to register, contact Stephanie at 802-367-7960 or via email: stephanie@hildene.org.

Bobolink bird; Hildene is proud to be a Bobolink Sanctuary!
September 19 Bird Walk

The public is welcome to join a local birding group to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960.  Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am (new time!), Free.

Bobolink bird; Hildene is proud to be a Bobolink Sanctuary!
October 10 Bird Walk

The public is welcome to join a local birding group to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960.  Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am; participants will be transported down to the Dene by bus. Free.

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November 8 Handmade for the Holidays

Perfect for holiday gifting, or a new pastime, learn to make felted soap with Hildene Farm Staff Aimee Braxmeier. You'll use Hildene Farm wool fiber and Hildene Dairy's own goat milk soap, to create a sustainable, festive and useful home good or gift. $20 for Hildene members/$15 for non-members, plus $15 materials fee. Limited to 15 participants, pre-registration is required by October 25. For more information or to register, call Stephanie at 802-367-7960 or email: stephanie@hildene.org.

Bobolink bird; Hildene is proud to be a Bobolink Sanctuary!
November 21 Bird Walk

The public is welcome to join a local birding group to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am. Free.

Bobolink bird; Hildene is proud to be a Bobolink Sanctuary!
December 12 Bird Walk

The public is welcome to join a local birding group to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Stephanie at 802-367-7960.  Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am. Free.