Excursion to Gilbert's Hill
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Excursion to Gilbert's Hill

Learn about Gilbert’s Hill, the site of the first “ski tow” in the United States. The event will include a historic hiking trail, period photos of the farm and ski tow, guest speakers, light refreshments, and live music. Held rain or shine. Please bring your own chair. Free.

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History Hike to Pogue Hole on Mt. Tom
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

History Hike to Pogue Hole on Mt. Tom

This History Hike, which is co-hosted by Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, will explore the natural elements of the area as we tour one of the most beautiful and mystical places in Woodstock. The event is free; however, advanced registration is required as space is limited. To register, please call: (802) 457-1822 (Ext 2) or email: education@woodstockhistorycenter.org.

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Old Time Fair
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Old Time Fair

Experience the family fun of a fair with live music, crafts, games, treats, and a photo booth with historic clothing. Admission is just 25 cents, as are the food, games, and other activities. Held rain or shine.

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Willow Wreath Workshop
Sep
18
1:30 PM13:30

Willow Wreath Workshop

Artist Susie J. Gray will teach participants how to make a willow wreath and then embellish it with berries and decorations. The materials fee for the workshop is $15.00 per person. Advanced registration is required. If interested, please register before September 11 by calling (802) 457-1822 (Ext 2) or emailing: education@woodstockhistorycenter.org.

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Program: Bees Besieged
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Program: Bees Besieged

Beekeeping goes back 10,000 years, but bees have been much in the news recently as a multi-pronged scourge has devastated many of the nation’s 2.5 million colonies. Meanwhile, hobby beekeeping has grown exponentially in the country.

Bill Mares, writer, and a beekeeper for 45 years, will tell of the origins and evolution of beekeeping. Program sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. Free and open to the public.

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History Hike to Mount Peg Golf Course
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

History Hike to Mount Peg Golf Course

This hike, which will explore Woodstock’s first golf course on Mount Peg, will be led by local surveyor/historian Bob Holt. We will visit a number of the sites on the old course and a fair amount of walking is required. Free, but advanced registration is required. To register, call (802) 457-1822, Extension 2.

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Sculpture Fest Garden Reception and "Unforgettable People" Exhibit Opening
Jun
22
3:00 PM15:00

Sculpture Fest Garden Reception and "Unforgettable People" Exhibit Opening

On Saturday, June 22 between 3:00-6:00 pm, please join us for a reception to celebrate the work of 15 Vermont sculptors and carvers.

Kicking off the reception, at 3:00 pm, Chris Miller will be speaking about a project that he and Jerry Williams were involved with to bring the new Ceres to the top of the State House in Montpelier.

Following Chris’s talk, there will be an opportunity to view and talk to some of the sculptors whose work is featured this year on the Woodstock History Center’s back lawn, including: Bruce Hathaway, Dimitri Gerakaris, Kerry O. Furlani, Jerry Williams, Patricia deGogorza, Hector Santos, John Hikory, Carol Driscol, Mac Dewart, Charles Starr, Herb Ferris, Charlet Davenport, Gampo Weickenhiser, and Susie J. Gray. Light refreshments will be served. Co-hosted by Sculpture Fest and the Woodstock History Center.

Note: The Woodstock History Center’s new exhibit of “Unforgettable People 2019” will also be open for viewing.

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Memoir Writing: An Ideas & Brainstorming Workshop
Mar
28
9:00 AM09:00

Memoir Writing: An Ideas & Brainstorming Workshop

A WHC CABIN FEVER SERIES WORKSHOP

Charlotte Donaldson, author of Life’s Workbook, will lead a workshop designed to help people brainstorm and organize information as a first step to writing a memoir or autobiography. Refreshments will be served. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of Life’s Workbook. Free, but preregistration is required as space is limited. To register, call Jennie Shurtleff at (802) 457-1822, Extension 2.

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Original Forests of Vermont
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Original Forests of Vermont

Join freelance ecologist Charlie Cogbill who will talk about the Original Forests of Vermont using three lines of evidence (vegetation zones, empirical data from early land surveys, and information from old-growth stands) to give an updated perspective on local vegetation history. Free.

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Jan
31
11:00 AM11:00

Seeking History Fair Mentors

Each year, the Woodstock History Center helps to coordinate and run the Woodstock Elementary School's Fourth-Grade History Fair. Through this program, students work with mentors to research a topic related to Woodstock's History. This year, we are still in need of at least two more mentors.

The program begins in early April and concludes in mid May with the History Fair. Mentors meet with their mentoring groups for about an hour and fifteen minutes, three times a week. If you are interested in participating, but can't meet with students three times a week, co-mentoring opportunities are available.

No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn about Woodstock’s history and an interest in working with young people. For more information, please contact Jennie Shurtleff at education@woodstockhistorycenter.org.

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The Evolution of the 19th-Century Silhouette
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

The Evolution of the 19th-Century Silhouette

NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE DUE TO THE IMPENDING STORM! THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, NOT SUNDAY, JANUARY 20.

Fashion historian Samuel Neuberg will provide a visual survey that shows how the 19th-century silhouette in women’s fashion evolved. He will illustrate his talk using items that he and costume curator Rachel Kurland have selected from the Woodstock History Center’s collection.

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Silent Auction and Wassail at the Woodstock History Center
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Silent Auction and Wassail at the Woodstock History Center

On Saturday, December 8, from 11 am – 4 pm, the Woodstock History Center will be open with several local artisans showcasing their crafts; a silent auction that includes a wide variety of art, dining, and gift opportunities; and guided tours of the museum.  The History Center will also be serving up some hearty soups with a side of corn bread, dessert, and a warm beverage for a small fee. Admission to the artisan workshop, silent auction, and “food court” area is free. A suggested donation for the guided tour of the museum is $5.00/person.

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Wassail Open House
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

Wassail Open House

Start your Wassail Weekend with a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 7, from 5-7 pm. The Woodstock History Center’s museum will be open with special holiday displays, hot cider, seasonal treats, a silent auction, Celtic music, and more. Free.

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50 Years of Cold Regions Research
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

50 Years of Cold Regions Research

Learn about “50 Years of Cold Regions Research” from Roy Bates, who is a meteorologist, former CRREL researcher, and author of over a hundred articles on meteorology, climatology, and snow and ice properties. Roy will discuss local cold regions, as well as Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. Free.

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Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Excursion to the King Farm

Food, music, art, hiking, and more. Come learn about the history of this fascinating place. Free.

Following the Excursion, at 4 PM, there will be a special opening at the King Farm extension of SculptureFest 2018. Admission Free. For more information, go to: www.sculpturefest.org

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Aug
24
5:30 PM17:30

Pentangle Arts Council Brown Bag Concert Series

Fridays at 5:30 pm, Woodstock History Center Back Lawn, Free. Donations welcome.

The Brown Bag Concert Series is one of Pentangle’s most beloved and highly visible summer events, with live music performances offered FREE on select Fridays (with the exception of the annual Interplay Jazz Brown Bag Concert) from late June through early August. We are happy to announce that this summer’s concerts will take place Fridays at 5:30 pm on the Woodstock History Center Back Lawn right next to the beautiful Ottauquechee River with food and wine on sale courtesy of Bentleys Restaurant. These concerts feature primarily regional musicians and draw a large and lively multi-generational audience who come with their blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the music, dance with their children, and picnic with their friends and neighbors.

Woodstock-area residents and visitors have been enjoying Pentangle’s Brown Bag Concert Series for over 35 years. The 2018 Brown Bag Concert Series begins Friday, July 13th and through August 31st.

 

Fill a Brown Bag for the Woodstock Community Food Shelf! Pentangle will once again partner with the Woodstock Food Shelf to raise funds and collect donations to fight hunger in our community. Grab a brown bag at one of our concerts, take it home and bring it back to the following week’s concert filled with items such as canned foods, pasta, oatmeal and cold cereal.

INTERPLAY JAZZ & ART IN THE PARK
Thursday, June 28th at 5:30 pm

VA ET VIENT
Friday, July 13th at 5:30 pm
Quebecois, Folk

MARC BERGER and RIDE
Friday, July 20th at 5:30 pm
American Roots

JOHN O’CONNOR and NAT WILLIAMS
Friday, July 27th at 5:30 pm
Folk

THE HUNTRESS AND HOLDER OF HANDS
Friday, August 3rd at 5:30 pm
Post-Metal, Blues, Americana

ASHLEY STORROW TRIO
Friday, August 10th at 5:30 pm
Acoustic Folk

SABOUYOUMA AFRO-FUNK BAND
Friday, August 17th at 5:30 pm
Traditional West African Rhythms, Funk, Reggae, Blues, Jazz

AMYTHYST KIAH
Friday, August 24th at 5:30 pm
Americana, Southern Roots, Alt-Country, Blues

THE DUPONT BROTHERS
Friday, August 31st at 5:30 pm
Indie, Folk, Rock

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Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

Art Walk

Stroll through the town; look at art and exhibits at the Woodstock History Center, Woodstock Gallery, Fox Gallery, and Gallery on the Green; and enjoy music, light refreshments, and shopping around the Village Square. Free.

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