Strafford, Vermont

Upcoming Events in Strafford Vermont


May

17 - 1819th Century Heritage Craft Weekend - Address: Justin Morrill Homestead , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4129 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kate.siepmann@valley.net
Web: www.morrillhomestead.org
Fee: Free

17 - 1819th Century Heritage Crafts - The statewide Open Studio Weekend is sponsored by the Vermont Crafts Council. The Homestead is featuring crafts from the 19th Century. It will give people the opportunity to see crafts being produced using tools, techniques and materials as it was done in the 19th Century.

Event Time: 11-5PM


Address: Justin Morrill State Historic Site , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4484 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: John.Dumville@state.vt.us
Web: www.HistoricVermont.org/Morrill

June

Workshop - Rustic Trellises - No woodworking experience is necessary. Co-hosted with the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. $100 or $90 paid in full 3 weeks prior to workshop.
Includes materials.


Address: Morrill Homestead , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (603) 643-5374 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: craftstudies@valley.net
Web: www.morrillhomestead.org

Workshop - Rustic Furniture - Rustic furniture is timeless and fits both out and indoor spaces.
Create your own one-of-a kind chair, bench or table from saplings.
Co-hosted with the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.
$100 or $90 if paid in full 3 weeks prior.
Includes materials.


Address: Morrill Homestead , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (603) 643-5384 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: craftstudies@valley.net
Web: www.morrillhomestead.org

Rustic Furniture - Rustic furniture is timeless and fits both out and indoor spaces.
Create your own one-of-a kind chair, bench or table from saplings.
Co-hosted with the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.
$100 or $90 if paid in full 3 weeks prior.
Includes materials.


Address: Justin Morrill State Historic Site , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (603) 643-5384 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: John.Dumville@state.vt.us
Web: www.HistoricVermont.org/morrill

A Walking Tour through Justin Morrill's Strafford - Take a walking tour through the historic Upper Village of Strafford with stops at Morrill's boyhood home, his general store, the Morrill Memorial Library, the Morrill Mausoleum and a visit inside the 1799 Strafford Town House, one of the most photographed town meeting houses in New England.
Mary Vic Giersch, Friends of the Morrill Homestead.

Event Time: 2 pm.


Address: Justin Morrill Homestead State Historic Site , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4484 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: John.Dumville@state.vt.us
Web: www.HistoricVermont.org/morrill

Rustic Trellises - In this one-day workshop learn how to take saplings and with simple joining techniques construct an outdoor trellis with Vermont artist Mark Rangonese. No woodworking experience is necessary. Co-hosted by the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. $100 ($90 if paid in full in 3 weeks prior to workshop) includes materials. Contact (603) 643-5384 or craftstudies@valley.net


Address: Justin Morrill State Historic Site , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (603) 643-5384 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: John.Dumville@state.vt.us
Web: www.HistoricVermont.org/Morrill

July

Justin Morrill's Victorian Gardens and Farm - Victorian gentleman Justin Morrill was a serious student of landscape gardening.
$10, rain or shine.


Address: Morrill Homestead , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4129 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.morrillhomestead.org

Meditation in the Garden - While in the Homestead's gardens, learn this simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness as the basis of a secular path of meditation, which can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and way of life.
Contemplative practices bring into our ordinary lives a natural sense of goodness, fearlessness, and humor.
Suggested donation $10.


Address: Morrill Homestead , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4129 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.morrillhomestead.org

Beyond Traditional Victorian Tastes - Self-made, self-taught, Victorian gentleman, and US Senator, Justin Morrill never stopped learning.
Presented by Gwenda Smith, Local Historian. $10.

Address: Morrill Homestead , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4129 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.morrillhomestead.org

Preserving and Caring for Heirlooms and Artifacts - Appropriate for individuals and historical societies.
All participants will have hands-on experience constructing a museum quality storage box that will later contain a Morrill family artifact.
$25 Pre-registration required.
Limited enrollment.


Address: Morrill Homestead , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4129 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.morrillhomestead.org

Retracing the Morrill Mausoleum - Rock of Ages Quarry and Hope Cemetery—Retracing the Morrill Mausoleum.
Andersen Thorp, Vermont Old Cemetery Association Education Consultant, will guide you on this exciting day trip to one of Vermont's most amazing natural resource wonders, Rock of Ages Quarry.
Later, tour Hope Cemetery, world renowned for its exceptional sculpture and memorials.
$50 Pre-registration required.


Address: Morrill Homestead , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4129 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.morrillhomestead.org

Justin Morrill's Victorian Gardens & Farm - Victorian Gentleman Justin Morrill was a serious student of landscape gardening. Walk back in time and discover hidden design elements, structures, plants, and walkways that surround the Morrill Homestead grounds designed in the best tradition of the Romantic Landscape Movement.

Address: Justin Morrill State Historic Site , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4484 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: John.Dumville@state.vt.us
Web: www.HistoricVermont.org/morrill

Beyond Traditional Victorian Tastes - Self-made, self-taught, Victorian gentleman, and US Representative and Senator, Justin Morrill never stopped learning. This program will highlight the works of art he collected for his homes in Strafford and in Washington, DC. Presented by historian Gwenda Smith.


Address: Justin Morrill State Historic Site , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4484 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: John.Dumville@state.vt.us
Web: www.HistoricVermont.org/morrill

Preserving and Caring for Heirlooms - Morrill Homestead Curator Susan Cain will teach current techniques of how to care, store, and preserve a vaariety of family treasures and artifacts. Appropriate for individuals and historical societies. All participants will have hands-on experience constructing a museum quality storage box that will later contain a Morrill family artifact. $25.00 Pre-registration required. Limited enrollment. Please call (802) 765-4129 to register and for information.

Address: Justin Morrill State Historic Site , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4129 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: John.Dumville@state.vt.us
Web: www.HistoricVermont.org/Morrill

45Classical Plein Air Painting - Learn to paint fast oil studies that will help your skills and ability to capture the ever changing light and atmosphere that is the world which surrounds us.
Presented by artist Michael J. Moore, Graduate Art Students League of New York.
$200 with a $50 non-refundable deposit.
For experienced oil painters.
Limited enrollment.
Landscape easel necessary.


Address: Morrill Homestead , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4129 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.morrillhomestead.org

45Classic Plein Air Painting - Explore Plein Air oil painting, within the expansive vistas of Strafford, while using a toned surface and pre-mixed palette. Learn to paint fast oil studies that will help your skills and abbility to capture the ever changing light and atmosphere that is the world which surrounds us. Presented by artist Michael J. Moore, Graduate Art Students League of New York. $200, $50 non-refundable deposit. For experienced oil painters. Limited enrollment. Landscape easel necessary. Please call (802) 765-4129 for registration and a materials list.


Address: Justin Morrill State Historic Site , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4129 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: John.Dumville@state.vt.us
Web: www.HistoricVermont.org/Morrill

August

Pastel Landscapes - Use the Homestead gardens and picturesque views as an inspiration.
$35.
Appropriate for all levels.
Pre-registration required.
Limited enrollment.
Please call to register or for a materials list.


Address: Morrill Homestead , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4129 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.morrillhomestead.org

Orchids for Dummies - Easy-to-grow orchids and their care will be discussed.
Presented by Woody Rothe.

Address: Morrill Homestead , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4129 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.morrillhomestead.org

Pictures Inside the 1854 Ely Mine - Local historian Randy Dickson will present an illustrated lecture on local mines and miners, how difficult hand work was done, explorations inside man made caves, early maps, and the deterioration of mines over the past decades. $10.


Address: Morrill Homestead , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4129 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.morrillhomestead.org

Pictures Inside the 1854 Ely Copper Mine - Go back in time to the mid 19th century and learn about the mining industry in the Strafford region of Vermont.
Local historian Randy Dickson will present in historic and contemporary costumes an illustrated lecture on local mines and miners, how difficult hand work was done, explorations inside man made caves, early maps, and the deterioration of mines over the past decades. $10.


Address: Justin Morrill State Historic Site , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4484 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: John.Dumville@state.vt.us
Web: www.HistoricVermont.org/morrill

September

Wild Mushroom Hunt - Autumn is the perfect time to hunt for edible mushrooms.
Afterwards, enjoy a mycophagy - an opportunity to taste a variety of cooked wild mushrooms.
$25, limited enrollment.
Please call to register and for information.


Address: Justin Morrill State Historic Site , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4129 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: John.Dumville@state.vt.us
Web: www.HistoricVermont.org/morrill

Justin Morrill's Victorian Gardens & Farm - Walk back in time and discover hidden design elements, structures, plants, and walkways that surround the Homestead grounds designed in the best tradition of the Romantic Landscape Movement. $10, rain or shine.


Address: Justin Morrill State Historic Site , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4484 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: John.Dumville@state.vt.us
Web: www.HistoricVermont.org/Morrill

October

Wild Mushroom Hunt - Autumn is the perfect time to hunt for edible mushrooms. Afterwards, enjoy a mycophagy - an opportunity to taste a variety of cooked wild mushrooms.
$25 Limited enrollment.
Please call to register and for information.


Address: Morrill Homestead , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4129 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.morrillhomestead.org

Justin Morrill's Victorian Gardens and Farm - Victorian gentleman Justin Morrill was a serious student of landscape gardening.
$10, rain or shine.


Address: Morrill Homestead , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4129 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.morrillhomestead.org

A 19th Century Apple Harvest Festival - Press cider in an antique press, taste heirloom apple varieties, meet John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), ride the horse drawn wagon, sample hard and sweet cider, play period games, tour the replanted orchard and more. Vermont grown apple, apple treats, and pumpkins from our garden, heirloom flower bulbs, and our fresh pressed cider will be on sale. Admission $5.00, Under 12 free, Family: $12.00


Address: Justin Morrill State Historic Site , Strafford, Vermont
Ph: (802) 765-4484 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: John.Dumville@state.vt.us
Web: www.HistoricVermont.org/morrill


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