NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
To learn more about our upcoming events, call the Visitor Center at 802-394-7836.
Advance reservations--made on a first-come first-served basis--are required for most events due to space limitations or scheduling considerations. Payment in full is due upon registration. Membership discounts apply to many events.
For outdoor events, please dress for the weather: sturdy shoes/boots, layered clothing, snow/raingear, flashlight, snacks and water. All outdoor events are held weather permitting: if there's any question please call the Visitor Center to confirm that an event will be held.
Thoreau Cabin Recreation: Timber Hewing
Date/Time: November 12/13, 8am to 4pm
In honor of the Bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau's birth, we will -- with your help -- construct a replica of the cabin Thoreau built on the banks of Walden Pond. Second in our Thoreau Cabin workshops: learn to prepare structural members, braces and joists with broadaxe and adze. Participation is limited to ten people.
Wreath Making Workshop
Date/Time: December 3rd, Morning session 9am to noon; afternoon session 1pm to 4pm
Fee: $20 per wreath (fee includes materials)
Jingle bells, jingle bells! Crank up the carols, heat up some hot chocolate and gather at the Visitor Center. We've assembled the basic materials and tools for your use--you bring the finishing touches that'll make your wreath entirely unique. Chris Hubbard will conduct this workshop.
Thoreau Cabin Recreation: Joinery
Date/Time: December 10/11, 8am to 4pm
This is our third workshop in the Thoreau Cabin workshop series. Students will learn the principles of timber frame construction and prepare the timbers according to Thoreau's original design. Participation is limited to ten people.
Holiday Ornaments Workshop
Date: December 17th
Time: Ornament-Making Workshop: Drop in between 9:30am & 11:30am, $5 fee
Felted Soap-Making Workshop: 1pm to 2:30pm, $15 fee
We're in full holiday mode! Drop in between the hours of 9:30 & 11:30 with your youngsters for a fun workshop on Christmas tree decorations. Or for a different & uniquegift, take the afternoon workshop on Felted Soap making. We've assembled the basic materials and tools, you bring any special items that you want to incorporate. Chris Hubbard will conduct these workshops.