Calendar

2015

Call for 2015 Hildene Award Nominations

Click here to download the 2015 Nomination Form

 

JANUARY

15 Hildene Award nominations are due.

17 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. Download an application packet here. Sponsored by The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Spiral Press Cafe.

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, 8:00 am, Free


MARCH

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, 8:00 am, Free

21 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.  11:00 am to 1:00 pm. This Hildene horticultural program is free and open to the public.  Check in is at the Welcome Center. 

 

APRIL

5 HILDENE IS CLOSED FOR EASTER

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

25 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

1 Arbor Day

9 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

17 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 for more information.

23 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

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.

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.

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

20 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

21 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, and about twelve miles of scenic woodland and meadow 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

14 Eco Tour of the Dene
Hildene’s horticulturist, education director and Dene Farm manager team up to lead a program on the ecology of Hildene’s lower meadows and wetland.  Andrea Luchini will discuss the issue of invasive plants.  Diane Newton will then lead the group into the wetland for a hands-on activity to gain an understanding of the ecosystem and its ecological importance.  Brooke Decker will complete the tour with a visit to the adjacent bird sanctuary where she will talk not only about meadow ecology and efforts to encourage bobolinks and other pollinators, but also about small-scale sustainable agricultural practices. 

All parking must be at Hildene’s Welcome Center parking lot and Hildene will provide all transportation to and from the lower meadow. The bus will leave the parking lot promptly at 2:00pm. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and might want to bring a water bottle. The shuttle will return to the Welcome Center by 5pm. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. $10 for Hildene members, $15 for non-members (Rain date: Thursday, July 16, from 2:00 to 5:00pm)

For more information and to register, contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960 or stephanie@hildene.org. 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Welcome Center.

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, 7:00 am, Free


26 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 2015 recipients, 12:00 Noon, $30/$20 Members. RSVP and reservations must be made by July 20 to Stephanie by email or by calling 802 367-7960. Includes admission to Hildene for the day.

 

AUGUST

22 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

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, 8:00 am, Free. (Please note time change.)


TBD Wild Edibles Walk and Talk
With Transition Town Manchester. For more informatio contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960 or stephanie@hildene.org. 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Welcome Center .


TBD Composting Workshop
With Hildene horticulturist, Andrea Luchini. For more information contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960 or stephanie@hildene.org. 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Welcome Center.


OCTOBER

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, 8:00 am, Free


NOVEMBER

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, 8:00 am, Free

26 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.


5 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

5 & 6 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 and our gift to you will be 20% off purchase.

24, 25 & 26 HILDENE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

 



 


 

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