Dr. Jack Mayer will discuss Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker, who, during World War II, organized a rescue network of fellow social workers to save 2,500 Jewish children from certain death in the Warsaw ghetto. Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.
Join us for a reception with remarks by some of the sculptors whose work will be featured this year on the Woodstock History Center’s back lawn.
Sculpture Fest has been displaying sculpture on our back lawn for several years as an extension of the exhibitions of work at Sculpture Fest on Prosper Road and at the King Farm (Vermont Land Trust Property on Rose Hill). This year will be hosting Chris Miller who will be speaking about the process of the project he was involved in with Jerry Williams to bring the new Ceres to the top of the State House in Montpelier. Chris has been a part of Sculpture Fest events over the years. His marble sculpture “Leap” will be on display inside the Woodstock History Center.
Light refreshments. Co-hosted by Sculpture Fest and the Woodstock History Center..
Come enjoy traditional tunes played by the South Royalton Town Band, while you enjoy a dish of locally-made ice cream. Please bring a chair or blanket. Concert will be cancelled in the event of rain. Donations gratefully accepted.
Location: Woodstock History Center’s back lawn.
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.
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.
A WHC CABIN FEVER SERIES PROGRAM
Matt Powers and Jennie Shurtleff, of the Woodstock History Center, will share some of their favorite images from the History Center’s collection. Refreshments will be served. Free.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
Program with University professor Luis Vivanco. Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by the Woodstock History Center. Free.
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.
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
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
MARC BERGER and RIDE
Friday, July 20th at 5:30 pm
JOHN O’CONNOR and NAT WILLIAMS
Friday, July 27th at 5:30 pm
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
SABOUYOUMA AFRO-FUNK BAND
Friday, August 17th at 5:30 pm
Traditional West African Rhythms, Funk, Reggae, Blues, Jazz
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
Come enjoy a dish of ice cream and listen to traditional tunes played by the South Royalton Town Band. Back lawn of the Woodstock History Center. Admission: Free. Donations appreciated. Please bring a chair or blanket. Concert will be cancelled in the event of rain.
Stroll through the town; look at art and exhibits at the Woodstock History Center, Woodstock Gallery, and Gallery on the Green; and enjoy music, light refreshments, and shopping around the Village Square. Free.
Note: Art Walks will also be held on the following dates:
Friday, July 27, 6-8 PM
Friday, August 31, 6-8 PM
Friday, September 8, 6-8 PM
Friday, September 28, 6-8 PM
Friday, October 5, 6-8 PM
Pentangle Arts Council Brown Bag Series
*Beer and Wine on sale courtesy of Bentleys Restaurant*
Join Interplay Jazz & Arts students and faculty as we turn the Woodstock History Center Back Lawn into an All-American music concert & interactive art party! This event is also the kick-off of Pentangle Arts Council Brown Bag series that has been providing music for the community for over 35 years. Jazz is an improvisational music so we also invite you to create some artwork to the music. Materials, tables, paper and paints will be provided or bring your own sketchpad to capture the music on paper. Artwork will be displayed at the Jazz Festival day on Saturday July 1st. Bring a chair and picnic dinner.
For 10 years Interplay Jazz and Arts brown bag concert has kicked off the series. Past years included jazz combos, big band and gospel choirs. Interplay Jazz & Arts was founded in 1996 by Fred Haas and Sabrina Brown, and since then it has inspired musicians of all ages from around the world.
Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour's Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables
Common garden vegetables have long and fascinating histories. Science and history writer Rebecca Rupp will discuss the stories behind many of our favorites, among them the much-maligned tomato and potato, the (mostly) popular pumpkin, the Vermont's dynamic duo of kale and Gilfeather turnip. Find out why a lot of us don't like beets, how a 17th-century pirate named the bell pepper, how carrots won the Trojan War, and how George Washington was nearly assassinated with a plate of poisoned peas.
A Vermont Humanities Council event. Hosted by the Woodstock History Center.
Under grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or the Vermont Humanities Council.