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2018

 

JANUARY

20 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am, 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 4:30 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. Download an application packet here. Sponsored by The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Spiral Press Cafe.

17 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am, Free.

 

MARCH

17 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am, Free.

18 Apple Tree Pruning Workshop
Join Joe Blair for a demonstration of apple tree pruning on the grounds at Hildene. Blair will focus on two forms of pruning:  corrective pruning for ornamentals and pruning to increase productivity for apple-bearing trees.  The arborist will demonstrate these techniques on the Lincolns’ historic apple trees.  There will be time for questions and answers throughout.  1:00 to 3:00 pm. This Hildene horticultural program is free and open to the public.  Check in is at the Welcome Center.

25 Goat Care 101
At Hildene Farm goat dairy with staff Misty Hosley and Melissa Beall; a workshop for people considering raising a goat; $10 for members/$15 for non-members; limited to 15 participants.  1:00 to 2:30, Preregistration is required by March 23:  stephanie@hildene.org or call 802.367.7960. 

 

APRIL

1 HILDENE IS CLOSED FOR EASTER

14 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802.362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am, Free.

28 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802.362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 7:00am, Free.

29 Backyard Chickens 101
At Hildene’s Dene Farm with staff Kim Pinsonneault and Brooke Decker; a workshop for people considering raising chickens for meat or eggs; 2:00 to 3:30, $10 for members/$15 for non-members; limited to 20 participants.  Preregistration is required by April 27:  stephanie@hildene.org or call 802.367.7960.

 

MAY

12 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 7:00am, Free..  

12 Replacing Invasives Displacing our Natives: A Ride, Walk, Talk and Taste
Learn to identify and remove common invasive plants, choose alternative ornamentals to plant, and sample a tasty treat or two made from invasives.  Hildene horticulturist, Andrea Luchini, and Batten Kill Watershed CISMA Habitat Steward, Farrah Ashe, take participants on a tram tour from the Welcome Center down the Maple Trail to the Dene, out to the boardwalk, and finish at the teaching greenhouse.  Stops along the way highlight the vital importance of protecting native plants and tips on how to remove invasives species that threaten them.  Participants try their hand at removing garlic mustard and gather at the end to taste food made from invasive plants.  1:00 to 3:00. $10 for members/$15 for non-members; limited to 15 participants.  Rain Date is May 15, 4:00 to 6:00pm. Preregistration is required by May 10:  stephanie@hildene.org or call 802-367-7960.   

20 Lincoln Essay Competition Awards and Luncheon
Winners of the competition for Vermont State 8th graders will read their essays aloud and be awarded their checks at a celebratory luncheon at Hildene. The competition is sponsored by The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Spiral Press CafeOpen to the public ($25 for Hildene members/$30 for non-members).  RSVP no later than May 14 to stephanie@hildene.org or call 802.367.7960. Click here for more information on the competition.

26 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 7:00am, Free.

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. Also visit the Cutting & Kitchen, Vegetable, and Butterfly Gardens, and soft fruit cage. 


JUNE

 



FARM CHORES AT HILDENE

Children 12 and younger are invited to experience the Goat Dairy at Hildene Farm in our farm chores program. June 18 through August 11, Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:00, a family with children ages 3 through 12 can register for one morning of “Farm Chores at the Goat Dairy.”  From feeding and grooming goats to pitching their pens and cleaning their feeders to having fun exploring the hay mow, children experience an up-close and personal encounter with the farm, the friendly Nubian goats in residence and the farm staff who care for them.  This program will be offered as weather permits. 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE. 

$20/Hildene member family, $30/non-member for  families of four. Each additional person is $5.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. To register please call 802.379.0519 or email farm@hildene.org.

10 Community Day
Discover Hildene 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, the goat dairy at Hildene Farm, the floating boardwalk and Dene farm and about 12 miles of scenic woodland and meadowwalking 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.

16 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 7:00am, Free.

 

JULY

 



FARM CHORES AT HILDENE CONTINUE


4 A Reading of Frederick Douglass's "The meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro"
Join Hildene president, Seth Bongartz, in a communal reading of the fiery July 5, 1852, speech in which the great abolitionist orator, Frederick Douglass, took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Discussion and refreshments to follow. 10:00 to 11:00. This program is presented in partnership with the Vermot Humanities Council and is free and open to the public. For more information contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960 or stephanie@hildene.org.

11 Walk and Talk: Seeds, Bees and Butterfly Needs
Hildene’s horticulturist, Andrea Luchini, and education director, Diane Newton, present a workshop supporting bees and other pollinators in our own backyards. Participants explore Hildene’s grounds and gardens and observe native pollinators and the flowers that are most beneficial to them.  Discover differences between the pollinating bee and predatory wasp. Learn to save, store and germinate seeds. Gather tips for establishing pollinator gardens, including flowers to use and starting meadows from seed.  Hildene grown pollinator perennials are available for purchase. 6:00 to 7:30pm. Register by Monday, July 9.  Free for Hildene members, $5 for nonmembers. For more information contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960 or stephanie@hildene.org.

21 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 7:00am, Free.


AUGUST



FARM CHORES AT HILDENE CONTINUE UNTIL AUGUST 11


18 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 7:00am, Free.

19 Putting up Dilly Beans: Pressure Canning Workshop
Open a jar of preserved dilly beans in January and enjoy the taste of summer. Learn to prepare this old-time favorite with Jane and Ken Moriarty who will teach you to use today’s safe and straight-forward pressure-canning method. 1:00 to 3:00pm.  $15 for members, $20 for non-members.  Limited to 10 participants.  Preregistration required by Friday, August 17: For more information and to register, contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960 or stephanie@hildene.org.


SEPTEMBER

15 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802.362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am, Free.

15 Fiber Arts Workshop: Dye Day at Hildene Farm
One day workshop for all levels. Participants learn the basics of natural dyeing working with wool/alpaca blend yarn made from Hildene’s fiber herd. Proper fiber preparation, safe wool heating, dye extraction, and special techniques to expand your colorways will be covered. In the garden: growing, foraging, and sourcing dye materials will be reviewed. Participants take home instructions, recipes, samples of yarn dyed in workshop, and a working understanding of the foundational principles of natural dyeing. All materials are provided. 10:00am to 4:00pm with a one housr lunch break.  Workshop is limited to 10 people. $100 for members, $120 for non-members.  Materials Fee: TBD. Preregistration required by Wednesday, September 12:  stephanie@hildene.org or call 802.367.7960.

26 Last Best Hope Series
With author, Whitney Stewart, Event Tent. 5:30 to 6:30pm. Free and open to the public.  Reservations are strongly recommended, as seating is limited.  contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960 or stephanie@hildene.org.


OCTOBER

13 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am, Free.

28 Fiber Arts Workshop: Handmade for the Holidays
Make felted soap using Hildene goat milk soap, wool and alpaca fiber -- all from Hildene. Participants will use wet felting and needle felting so participants must have good hand strength. 2:00 to 4:00. $15 for members/$20 for non-members plus $15 for all required materials which include one soap plus fiber.  Registration is required by Friday, October 26 and workshop is limited to 15 participants. Contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960 or stephanie@hildene.org.

 

NOVEMBER

17 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am, Free.

23 HILDENE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

 

DECEMBER


Robert and Mary's home is decorated for Christmas throughout the month as they might have done when they stayed at Hildene through the holidays in 1912. Musicians will play the Lincolns' 1908 Aeolian organ and Steinway piano. Schedule below.

1 & 2 Our House for the Holidays?
The Museum Store welcomes neighbors and new friends. Dressed in all its holiday finery, the spirit of the season abounds in our 115 year old Carriage Barn. Hot apple cider, Vermont tastings & fresh cider doughnuts. The crisp fragrance of pine boughs and sounds of the season.  Bring this page with you on December 1 or 2 and as our gift to you we will give you 20% off your total purchase in The Museum Store.

8 Bird Walk
The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am, Free.


HOLIDAY MUSIC SCHEDULE

Schedule to be Announced

24, 25 & 26 HILDENE IS CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

 

2019


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 4:30 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. Download an application packet here. Sponsored by The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Spiral Press Cafe.
This year’s topic to be announced in early December 2018.


 

 

 

 

 

 




 

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