Jun
28
to Aug 31

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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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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Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

History Hikers

History Hikers. Hike to the Pogue, located on Mt. Tom, and learn about the history of this fascinating spot. Guided walk, historic photos, refreshments, and more. Free. Space is limited, so advanced registration is required. Co-sponsored by the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and the Woodstock History Center. To register, call: (802) 457-1822 or email at info@woodstockhistorycenter.org

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Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

History Hikers

History Hikers.  Learn about one of Woodstock's early ski hills and how the land is now used. Guided walk, historic photos, artifacts, refreshments and more. Rob Rives of the Green Mountain Club and local historian Charlie Degener will be on hand to share information about the hill. Co-sponsored with the Green Mountain Club. Free. Space is limited. Advanced registration is required. To register, call: (802) 457-1822 or email at info@woodstockhistorycenter.org.

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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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Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

Art Walk

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

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Jun
28
5:30 PM17:30

Interplay Jazz Art in the Park

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.

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Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

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.

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Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

4th Annual Old Time Fair

Old fashioned games, crafts, live music, photo booth with vintage attire, baby goats, prizes, silent auction, food, face painting, and lots more.

Admission: 25 cents

Thank you to the Byrne Foundation, Blood's Catering and Tent Rental, Chippers, Michael Lombardo and Charles Ward, Casella Waste Management for being sponsors of this community event.

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Forgotten Times Along the Connecticut River

The nineteenth century was an age of invention in the United States, and it brought about a flowering of the arts and sciences. Fascinating characters emerged in southern Vermont and New Hampshire to act on this new stage. One carved a “snow angel” that wowed his neighbors and then he went on to sculpt a famous statue of “Honest Abe.” Another studied painting with Jean-François Millet and influenced Winslow Homer. Yet another started a new religious community that practiced an early form of “free love.” Who were these people? Where did they live and how were they connected? Learn more about them at the Woodstock History Center at 7 p.m. on September 18.

Presentation by Alec Hastings, Vermont author and Vermont history enthusiast.

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1st Annual Excursion to Cobb Hill (Vondell Reservoir)
Aug
27
1:00 PM13:00

1st Annual Excursion to Cobb Hill (Vondell Reservoir)

Discovering History through literature, music and the landscape. Join us for a hike up Cobb Hill to discover the lost neighborhood on Rum Street. Rum Street is a approximately a mile from West Woodstock, known as The Flat back then. This event is the first of series of "excursions" to explore parts of the community that are outside the village.

 

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Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Woodstock History Center Annual Meeting

Members and friends are invited to the Annual Meeting of the membership which will be held on Monday, August 14, at 6:00 pm, in the Woodstock History Center’s library.

Agenda items will include the nomination of new trustees, election of officers and members of the Executive Committee. We will review the past year of accomplishments and talk about the future of the History Center.

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ART WALK
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

ART WALK

Join us for an inspiring evening in downtown Woodstock

FRIDAY JULY 21
FRIDAY AUGUST 11
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1
6 TO 8 PM

Locations include:

The Woodstock Gallery, Gallery On The Green, Fox Gallery, Woodstock History Center's Canaday Gallery

SOME RETAIL STORES WILL ALSO BE OPEN
PLUS MUSIC ON CENTRAL STREET

 

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Jun
11
2:00 PM14:00

Book Release about Woodstock, Vermont

About The Book & Author

Set in outstanding natural beauty, many Vermont communities have a unique sense of history and place, and Woodstock has long been considered among the most vibrant and beautiful of them all. Nestled within the eastern foothills of the Green Mountains and the Ottauquechee River valley, from the time of its founding in 1761, the story of Woodstock has been a tapestry rich with culture, architecture, and events. Early in the town's development, Woodstock was designated by Vermont as the seat of government for Windsor County, and in turn, this brought an influx of lawyers and other professionals together with business and real estate entrepreneurs. The joining of several early turnpikes in Woodstock meant more travelers through town. In years after 1875, when the Woodstock Railway opened, the town became an even greater hub for tourists and those in business. By the early 20th century, Woodstock with its great scenic beauty was recognized as a premier destination for year-round recreation.

Utilizing the extensive archives of the Woodstock History Center, Frank J. Barrett Jr., a second-generation architect, has compiled a far-ranging overview of this truly beautifully historic community.

Discussion and book signing for the book Woodstock, Vermont by Frank Jay Barrett. This Acadia Press book will be available at the event for purchase and signing. The exhibit The History of The Green: Woodstock's Central Park will be open for viewing.

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