Calendar

2019

 

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January 19 Bird Walk

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.

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February 12 Lincoln Essay Competition Submission Deadline

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.

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February 16 Bird Walk

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.

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March 16 Bird Walk

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.

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March 17 Apple Tree Pruning Workshop

Joe Blair will demonstrate 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 fruit-bearing trees.  The arborist will demonstrate these techniques on the Lincolns’ historic apple trees with 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.

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March 31 Goat Care 101

Workshop with Goat Dairy Manager, Aimee Braxmeier and staff, for those considering raising goats. Basics of shelter, feed, health and care will be covered. 1:00 to 2:30pm. $10 for Hildene members. $15 for non-members. This workshop is limited to 15 participants and preregistration is required by Friday noon, March 29. Call 802.367.7960 for more information.

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April 13 Bird Walk

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.

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April 21, 2019 HILDENE IS CLOSED FOR EASTER

 

 

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April 27 Bird Walk

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.

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May 5 Backyard Chickens 101

Workshop with Hildene's Dene Farm staff, Kim Pinsonneault and Brooke Decker, for people considering raising chickens for eggs. $10 for Hildene members/$15 for non-members. 2:00 to 4:00pm. Limited to 20 participants and registration is required by May 3. Contact Stephanie by email or by calling 802.367.7960.

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May 11 Bird Walk

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.

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May 19 Lincoln Essay Competition Awards and Luncheon

Winners of the competition for 8th graders will read their essays aloud and be awarded their checks at a celebratory luncheon at Hildene. Open to the public - $25 for Hildene members/$30 for non-members.  RSVP no later than May 14 to stephanie@hildene.org or call 802.367.7960. Click here for more information on the competition.

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May 25 Bird Walk

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.

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June 2019 Celebration of Peonies

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 Garden, and soft fruit cage. 

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June 15 Bird Walk

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.

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July 13 Bird Walk

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.

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August 17 Bird Walk

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.

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September 21 Bird Walk

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.

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October 12 Bird Walk

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.

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October 27 Handmade for the Holidays

Making Decorative Felted Goat Milk Soap with Dene Farm staff Kimberly Pinsonneault. 2:00 to 4:00pm. $30 for Hildene members/$35 for non-members - includes materials fee. Limited to 15 participants, preregistration is required by Friday, October 25. For more information or to register, call Stephanie at 802.367.7960 or email her.

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November 16 Bird Walk

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.

 

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December Weekends

Holiday Musician Schedule to be Announced

 

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December 8 Bird Walk

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.

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