Calendar

2018/2019

 

November 17 Bird Walk

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The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am, Free.

 

Hildene Holidays

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Robert and Mary's home is decorated for Christmas throughout the month as they might have done when they stayed at Hildene through the holidays in 1912. Musicians will play the Lincolns' 1908 Aeolian organ and Steinway piano. Schedule below.

December 1 & 2 Our House for the Holidays?

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The Museum Store welcomes neighbors and new friends. Dressed in all its holiday finery, the spirit of the season abounds in our 115 year old Carriage Barn. Hot apple cider, Vermont tastings & fresh cider doughnuts. The crisp fragrance of pine boughs and sounds of the season.  Bring this page with you on December 1 or 2 and as our gift to you we will give you 20% off your total purchase in The Museum Store.

December 8 Bird Walk

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The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am, Free.

Calendar

2019

 

February TBD Bird Walk

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The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am, Free.

 

 

February 12 Lincoln Essay Competition Submission Deadline

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All essays submitted for the Lincoln Essay Competition are due to Hildene on or before February 12, at 4:30 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.

March 2019 TBD Bird Walk

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The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am, Free.

 

March 2019 TBD Apple Tree Pruning Workshop

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Join Joe Blair for a demonstration of apple tree pruning on the grounds at Hildene. Blair will focus on two forms of pruning:  corrective pruning for ornamentals and pruning to increase productivity for apple-bearing trees.  The arborist will demonstrate these techniques on the Lincolns’ historic apple trees.  There will be time for questions and answers throughout.  1:00 to 3:00 pm. This Hildene horticultural program is free and open to the public.  Check in is at the Welcome Center.

April 2019 TBD Bird Walk

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The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802.362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am, Free.

May 2019 TBD Bird Walk

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The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 7:00am, Free.

late May 2019 TBD Bird Walk

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The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 7:00am, Free.

June 2019 TBD Bird Walk

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The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 7:00am, Free.

June 2019 FARM CHORES AT HILDENE

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Children 12 and younger are invited to experience the Goat Dairy at Hildene Farm in our farm chores program from 9:30 to 11:00, a family with children ages 3 through 12 can register for one morning of ?Farm Chores at the Goat Dairy.? From feeding and grooming goats to pitching their pens and cleaning their feeders to having fun exploring the hay mow, children experience 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 as weather permits. 2019 Dates to be determined.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE. 

$20/Hildene member family, $30/non-member for  families of four. Each additional person is $5.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. To register please call 802.379.0519 or email farm@hildene.org.

June 9 Community Day

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Discover Hildene free of charge today. Guests are encouraged to bring walking shoes so they can visit the many venues The Lincoln Family Home has to offer: home and gardens, Welcome Center and The Museum Store, Pullman car Sunbeam, the goat dairy at Hildene Farm, the floating boardwalk and Dene farm and about 12 miles of scenic woodland and meadow walking trails. All visitors must check in at the Welcome Center to receive a sticker. All are encouraged to bring a picnic, stay for an hour or spend the day. This is Hildene?s way of thanking the community. 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Free.

July 2019 TBD Bird Walk

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The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 7:00am, Free.

August 2019 TBD Bird Walk

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The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 7:00am, Free.

June 2019 Celebration of Peonies

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Traditionally the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June when the Formal Garden signals the beginning of the season with 1,000's of peony blooms -- many of them from the original 1907 plants. Also visit the Cutting & Kitchen, Vegetable, and Butterfly Gardens, and soft fruit cage.