“A good time was had by all!”



The tapping of telegraph keys and the click clack of a model Pullman train circling the Welcome Center, the bleating of the goats and the laughter of children, carols played on the organ in the house dressed in its holiday finery; they are the sounds of fun and wonder and yes, learning.

We continue the celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and it’s evident by our permanent collection of artifacts on display in an insightful interpretation of our best loved president and one of his best known speeches: “The American Ideal: Abraham Lincoln and the Second Inaugural”.


Save these two dates!

MAY 28 Last Best Hope
President Lincoln appealed to “the better angels of our nature” when he urged citizens to rededicate themselves to the promise of American democracy as “the last best hope of earth.” In his second annual address, he asks, "Can we do better?" Hildene’s annual Last Best Hope program features speakers whose transformative experiences, engaging in something larger than themselves, are changing the world for the better and inspiring others to answer the call to action on whatever issues impassion them.  This year’s speaker, Sarah Red-Laird, a.k.a. “the Bee Girl," is the dynamic founder and director of Bee Girl, an organization whose mission is to inspire and empower communities to conserve bees and their habitat.  As US Ambassador of the International Bee Research Association’s BEEWORLD project and the Kids & Bees director for the American Beekeeping Federation, Sarah will focus on the motivations, as well as the challenges of getting involved in something larger than herself and why she perseveres.  5:30 to 6:30 pm. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations strongly recommended: email Stephanie or call 802.367.7960.

MAY 30 Bee Safari
Join Bee Girl, Sarah Red-Laird for a workshop and walkabout focusing on pollinator identification and habitat enhancement. The US is home to more than 4000 species of native bees, and there are about 400 species living in the North East. Collectively, they represent the most important pollinators of our native plants, and assist honey bees in the pollination of our food. Discover the incredible life of bees with Sarah Red-Laird, the Bee Girl. Learn to recognize the major groups, study biology, critical habitat requirements and threats they face. And, of course, you'll have lots of fun chasing bees! 9:00 to Noon in the Beckwith Room. Hildene Members $8. Non-members $10. Space is limited and reservations strongly recommended: email Stephanie or call 802.367.7960.






August 10, 2014 Hildene Debuts Thought-Provoking New Series

May 30, 2014 Hildene Award Recipients Announced

May 2014 Hildene Announces Statewide Lincoln Essay Competition Winners

March 25, 2014 Pollinators and People Need Each Other!

March 11, 2014 Registration Opens for 2014 Hildene Summer Camps

January 31, 2014 Hildene Announces Election of New Trustees

October 29, 2013 Hildene Speaker: Lessons from Lincoln for Today's Body Politic

May 23, 2013 Winners of 2013 Statewide Lincoln Essay Competition Honored at Hildene Luncheon

April 4, 2013 Hildene Announces Statewide Lincoln Essay Competion Winners

July 4, 2012 Conservationist Darby Bradley is Hildene Award Recipient

April 15, 2012 Hildene Announces Statewide Lincoln Essay Competition Winners

April 20, 2012 Grant has Positive Impact on Hildene Natural Resources

March 30, 2012 Arbor Day at Hildene

March 30, 2012 Lincoln Author Presents New Book: Giant in the Shadows

November 14, 2011 Christmas 1912 Lincoln Style at Hildene

November 14, 2011 Giving Thanks for Volunteers & Veggies

March 24, 2011 Winter History Series, Springfield Home Historic Site

February 21, 2011 Hildene Participates in Civil War Sesquicentennial Celebration at New York State useum, Albany

January 25, 2011 An Unexpected Gift for Hildene

January 24, 2011 Sunbeam to Make Celebratory Arrival at Hildene June 4, 2011

January 24, 2011 Hildene's 9th Winter History Series: Places A. Lincoln Called Home

January 4, 2011 Lincoln's Birthday is Deadline for Essay Competition Submissions

January 3, 2011 Restored Pullman Arrives at Hildene June 4

December 21, 2010 Ninth Hildene Winter History Series; A. Lincoln Called Home

December 13, 2010 Hildene Guest Experience

December 30, 2009 Winter History Series Begins with Lincoln's Family

December 30, 2009 Hildene Book Club

December 30, 2009 Say Cheese!

December 21, 2009 - Hildene Announces Statewide Lincon Essay Competition Winners

Children Celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday at Hildene

Lincoln Essay Contest Winners Feted At Equinox Luncheon

Hildene Author Event Features Renowned Lincoln Scholar Ronald C. White

Hildene Executive Director to Present First Lecture of Winter History Series

Hildene Announces Statewide Writing Competition Winners

All is Ready for Hildene Holiday Evenings 2008!

2009 Winter History Series to Focus on Lincoln

X-Country Skiing at Hildene Gets a Boost from Recent Snowfall

Thanksgiving Kicks Off Holiday Season at Hildene

Hildene Receives Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund Grant

Hoyt and Ehrich Join Hildene Trustees




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