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2019

 

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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 swvt-birdwalk@usa.net. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 7:00am, Free.

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May 4 Who Grows There? Invasive Plant ID

Early Detection/Rapid Response invasive plant identification with Ted Elliman, author of Wildflowers of New England. This is a program to help people identify those invasive plants that will be making their way into our part of the state soon and what to do about it.  1:00 to 2:30 in the Beckwith Room in the Welcome Center. $10 for Hildene members/$15 for non-members. Preregistration is required by May 3 with Stephanie by email or call her at 802.367.7960.

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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 by email 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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June 15 Who Grows There? Hildene Tree ID

A walk in the woods with forester Alan Calfee. Become acquainted with the variety and majesty of the trees that live amongst us. Participants will walk Hildene’s trails and learn how to identify trees and what about them makes each species unique. 10:00am to noon. $10 for Hildene members, $15 for non-members. Register with Stephanie by June 14 by calling 802.367.7960 or by email.

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

Join Hildene president, Seth Bongartz, 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.

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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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August 25 Crushed Tomatoes; Summer Canning in a Jar

Those who can, 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 methods. 1:00 to 3:00pm, $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 Friday, August 23.  For more information and to register, contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960 or by email.

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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 swvt-birdwalk@usa.net. 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 7 & 8 Our House for the Holidays?

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 7 or 8 and as our gift to you we will give you 20% off your total purchase in The Museum Store.

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December 7 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 swvt-birdwalk@usa.net. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot,  8:00am, Free.

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