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Join us on Saturday, July 1 at 4 pm when Linda C. Lefko, President of CPWP will present a free lecture open to the public on “Porter’s Paintbrush,” at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington, VT

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The Old Stone House is a stop on the Vermont African American Heritage Trail

You can find a full listing of the Vermont African American Heritage Trail here

Old Stone House Museum is the site of Alexander Twilight’s home, school, church and the stately granite building he built to house students of the Orleans County Grammar School. With buildings dating from 1823 to 1848, the museum is located in the Brownington Village Historic District where Twilight’s dormitory— Athenian Hall—dominates the landscape just as it did 150 years ago. Reverend Alexander Twilight was an educator, minister, politician and the first African American to earn a bachelor’s degree from an American college or university. Except for a four-year absence when the school floundered, Twilight served as the Brownington headmaster from 1829 until his death in 1857. In 1836, Twilight became the first African American elected to public office as a state legislator and served in the Vermont General Assembly. He was known as an innovative and beloved educator, a preacher, a builder and a man of great vision.

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Annual Apple Grafting and Pruning Class Announcement, April 22

Michael Phillips, author of The Apple Grower, a Guide for the Organic Orchardist, will be back again for his popular grafting and pruning course.  He will bring hearty root stocks and scions from a variety of his own apple trees for the morning workshop.  Students are also encouraged to bring in scions from their favorite ancient apple trees.  Students will get to make at least two grafted trees to take home.  In the afternoon, Michael will demonstrate renewal pruning on the Museum’s apple trees and discuss tree health and supply sources.

Apr 22,2017 –     Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Class cost is $50 or $40 for Museum members.  Please register early, class fills up quickly. Bring a bag lunch and dress for the outdoors.  Call 802-754-2022 with any questions.

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I Love Winter Festival, Sat., Feb., 25th 11am-3pm at The Twilight House

Join us at the Museum for the I Love Winter Festival
Saturday, Feb. 25 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Twilight House at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington

Blacksmith Shop Demonstrations, Sugar on Snow, Ski Trails around the Museum Grounds, Children’s Activities, Music, Refreshments

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Collector’s Fair Sun., Feb. 12th 9am-2pm Orleans Elementary School Gym

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If you are interested in showing off your collection please download and print the registration form below and mail in to: Old Stone House, 109 Old Stone House Rd., Brownington, VT 05860

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Firewood Raffle – Last Chance to Buy

We are raffling off our last cord of dry, split, hardwood to keep you toasty warm! Only 100 tickets sold – drawing will be as soon as we reach the 100 tickets. All proceeds go toward the Old Stone Houses many programs.

One Cord of Dry, Split, Hardwood Firewood

Purchase raffle tickets to win a cord of dry, split, hardwood firewood to keep your home toasty warm. All proceeds go toward the Old Stone House programming.
  • One Ticket $5.00 Six Tickets $25.00
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Our Candlelight Harvest Dinner has 4 remaining seats! Sat. October 22, 6pm

 

Register for our annual Candlelight Harvest Dinner here or call 802-754-2022

 

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Vinegar Grain Painted Box October 8

Oct 8,2016 –     Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learn the technique of Decorative Vinegar Grain Painting by Martha Kinney.  Paint a pine box to look like a more valuable type of wood by applying the grain painting technique. Price is $45 or $40 for Members, plus a $10 materials fee due at time of class. 9-2pm Please bring a bagged lunch.

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2016 Cheese and Apple Tasting, Sunday, September 25th, 11-3

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Fall Foliage Races, September 11th

Fall Foliage Poster 2016

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