Calendar

2014

Call for 2015 Hildene Award Nominations

Click here to download the 2015 Nomination Form

 

JANUARY

18 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please call Randy Schmidt at (802) 362-2270 or email randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet at the Welcome Center Parking Lot, 8:00 am, Free

 

FEBRUARY

12 Lincoln Essay Competition Submission Deadline
All Essays submitted for the Lincoln Essay Competition are due to Hildene on or before February 12, at 5:00 pm. Entries may be dropped off by hand at the Welcome Center. For more information or to receive a packet of materials, call Stephanie Moffett Hynds at 367-7960 or email her. Sponsored by The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Spiral Press Cafe.

15 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please call Randy Schmidt at (802) 362-2270 or email randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet at the Welcome Center Parking Lot, 8:00 am, Free


MARCH

15 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please call Randy Schmidt at (802) 362-2270 or email randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet at the Welcome Center Parking Lot, 8:00 am, Free

29 Apple Tree Pruning Workshop
Join Joe Blair for a demonstration of apple tree pruning on the grounds at Hildene. Joe will be pruning the Lincolns' historic apple trees to produce fruit for eating and will demonstrate corrective pruning with the ornamental crab apple trees in the allee. Time for questions and answers throughout. Joe is from Joseph J. Blair Tree Care. Check in at the Welcome Center, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Free.

 

APRIL

12 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please call Randy Schmidt at (802) 362-2270 or email randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet at the Welcome Center Parking Lot, 8:00 am, Free

20 HILDENE IS CLOSED FOR EASTER

26 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please call Randy Schmidt at (802) 362-2270 or email randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet at the Welcome Center Parking Lot, 7:00 am, Free. (Please note time change.)


MAY

2 Arbor Day
Kids, ages 5 to 7, Program details will be posted soon. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call Stephanie at 367-7960 to sign up or email her at stephanie@hildene.org.

10 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please call Randy Schmidt at (802) 362-2270 or email randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet at the Welcome Center Parking Lot, 7:00 am, Free

18 Lincoln Essay Competition Awards and Luncheon
Winners of the competition for Vermont State 8th graders will read their essays and be awarded their checks at a celebratory luncheon at Hildene. The competition is sponsored by The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Spiral Press Cafe. Click here to download an entry form.

24 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please call Randy Schmidt at (802) 362-2270 or email randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet at the Welcome Center Parking Lot, 7:00 am, Free

31 Wild Plant Edibles Talk and Walk
With professional environmentalist and wild foods enthusiast, Russ Cohen, author of Wild Plants I Have Known ... and Eaten. From 1:00 to 4:00 this workshop will take place on the estate, rain or shine, and is open to the public. $10 per person/$8 for Hildene members. Reservations are required by Wednesday, May 28, and space is limited to the first 24 to register. Contact Stephanie at (802) 367-7960 or by email.

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.


JUNE

14 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please call Randy Schmidt at (802) 362-2270 or email randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet at the Welcome Center Parking Lot, 7:00 am, Free

15 Community Day
Discover all Hildene has to offer free of charge today.  Guests are encouraged to bring walking shoes so they can visit the many venues The Lincoln Family Home has to offer:  home and gardens, Welcome Center and The Museum Store, Pullman car Sunbeam, Rowland Agricultural Center at Hildene Farm, andabout eight miles of scenic woodland trails. All visitors must check in at the Welcome Center to receive a sticker.  All are encouraged to bring a picnic, stay for an hour or spend the day.  This is Hildene’s way of thanking the community. 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Free


JULY

2 VSO Concert
Held at Hunter Park this year: http://www.rileyrink.com. For more information and tickets call 802.864.5741 x 10. or visit www.vso.org

8 Native Pollinator Walk & Talk: Field Identification & Habitat Enhancement
Join organic farmer John Hayden from The Farm Between in a summer evening’s walk through Hildene's gardens exploring the local native pollinator populations, followed by a presentation and discussion on who our native pollinators are, the perils they face, and what we can do to enhance their numbers in our own gardens. For more information and to register, contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960 or stephanie@hildene.org. 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Welcome Center Beckwith Room. Free

The Pollinator Awareness Initiative is a collaboration between Hildene, Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center and Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.   The purpose is to inform the public about Vermont's pollinators, their major threats and our role in conserving their populations and productivity. The Initiative offers six programs which are free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  For more information and to register for the other Pollinator Programs, please contact the individual host organizations: Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center and Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.

19 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please call Randy Schmidt at (802) 362-2270 or email randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet at the Welcome Center Parking Lot, 7:00 am, Free


27 Hildene Award Luncheon
The Hildene Award honors Vermonters who have made extraordinary contributions in the areas of land conservation or historic preservation. Luncheon to honor 2014 recipients, Paul Bruhn and Sarah Dopp 12:00 Noon, $30/$20 Members. RSVP and reservations must be made by July 21 to Stephanie by email or by calling 802 367-7960. Includes admission to Hildene for the day.

 

AUGUST

16 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please call Randy Schmidt at (802) 362-2270 or email randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet at the Welcome Center Parking Lot, 7:00 am, Free


SEPTEMBER

13 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please call Randy Schmidt at (802) 362-2270 or email randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet at the Welcome Center Parking Lot, 8:00 am, Free. (Please note time change.)


18 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.” Award-winning producer and director Daniel Karslake will likewise reawaken “the better angels of our nature” when he delivers the inaugural talk for Hildene’s Last Best Hope series. On Thursday, September 18, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, at Hilden., Mr. Karslake will explore what it means to rise above cynicism and to find fulfillment in choosing action over apathy in order to make the world a better place. The annual Last Best Hope series seeks to inspire people to become a part of something larger than themselves echoing Hildene’s mission: Values into Action. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations strongly recommended: email Stephanie or call 802.367.7960.


20 Komen VT-NH Race for the Cure
Hildene Meadows. Click here for information and registration: Visit www.komenvtnh.org Phone: 802-362-2733 · Fax: 802-366-4909 · Email: info@vtnhkomen.org

 

OCTOBER

11 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please call Randy Schmidt at (802) 362-2270 or email randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet at the Welcome Center Parking Lot, 8:00 am, Free


NOVEMBER

15 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please call Randy Schmidt at (802) 362-2270 or email randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet at the Welcome Center Parking Lot, 8:00 am, Free

27 HILDENE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

 

DECEMBER


Robert and Mary's home is decorated throughout the month as they might have done when they stayed at Hildene through the holidays in the early 1900's.


6 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please call Randy Schmidt at (802) 362-2270 or email randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet at the Welcome Center Parking Lot, 8:00 am, Free

6 & 7 Our House for the Holidays?
The Museum Store Welcomes Neighbors & New Friends. Dressed in holiday finery, the spirit of the season abounds in our 100 year old Carriage Barn! Apple cider, Vermont tastings & fresh cider doughnuts. The crisp fragrance of pine boughs & sounds of the season.
All conspire to create a unique Holiday Shopping experience. Distinctive items for Holiday Gift Giving sure to please young & old. Lincoln, Gilded Age, Gardens, History, Nature and Vermont.
Bring a copy of this page with you & our gift to you - 20% off purchase.

December Weekends
Saturday, Dec. 6: 12:00pm to 2:00pm, local voice coach and performer Joanne Beck plays the Lincolns’ Steinway piano at the House. Sunday, Dec. 7: 11:30pm to 2:00pm, Michael Gallagher plays the Aeolian organ at the House. Michael is the organist and music director for Christ Our Savior Parish in Manchester, VT. 12:00pm to 12:45pm, Ramsay Eyre plays his cello in the Welcome Center’s Museum Store. He has been active in music since the age of 5, playing cello, piano & guitar as well as writing original compositions. Now 15, he currently studies cello with Nathaniel Parke in Bennington and attends Burr & Burton Academy. Saturday, Dec. 13: 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Daniel Frank is an organ major at the College of Saint Rose. He is also the organist and music director at St. James' Episcopal Church in Arlington, VT. Sunday, Dec. 14: 11:00am to 1:00pm, Rakaia Montane plays the Lincolns’ Steinway piano at the House. Rakaia is a self-taught classical pianist who also loves art, history, science and classic literature. She enjoys playing compositions by Chopin, Beethoven, Bach and Mozart. Saturday, Dec. 20: 10:30pm to 1:30pm, Dr. Joseph Eppink will play the Lincolns’ Aeolian organ and Steinway piano. Dr. Eppink is coordinator of music education and associate professor of music at The College of Saint Rose, conductor of the college’s Women’s Chorale, as well as organist/choirmaster at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Albany, NY. 12:30pm to 2:30pm, Joanne Beck plays the Lincolns’ Steinway piano at the House. Sunday, Dec. 21: 1:15pm to 3:15pm, Michael Gallagher plays the Aeolian organ. 11:00am to 1pm, Rakaia Montane plays the Lincolns’ Steinway piano at the House. Sunday, Dec. 28: 11:30am to 2:00pm, Michael Gallagher plays the Aeolian organ.

24, 25 & 26 HILDENE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

 



 


 

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