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Bringing the Grammar School Home August 8th

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Gala and Benefit Auction, July 21st 6-9 at The Eastside in Newport

July 21 at the Eastside in Newport – Gala Benefit Auction BUY TICKETS HERE

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Reading of Frederick Douglass’s 1852 Speech

Sun., July 3, 3 p.m.
Reading of Frederick Douglass’s 1852 Speech
“The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro”

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Heritage Craft Week July 11-17

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Our Museum is now open for tours!

Come by and explore our buildings, grounds, gardens and museum!
Open for tours Wednesday – Sunday 11-5 (last tour at 4)

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In Praise of Older Buildings Workshop

The Ogden Heritage Committee Presents In Praise of Older Buildings
A one-day workshop on heritage architecture in the Eastern Townships and Vermont Saturday, June 11, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ogden Town Hall, 70 Ogden Road, Ogden, QC J0B 3E3 Admission: $20.
Lunch is included. Everyone is welcome!
Workshop topics will range from the evolution of barn styles to ways of identifying historical rural buildings from physical evidence.
The presenters include: ● Louise Abbott, author of The Heart of the Farm and Memphrémagog: An Illustrated History ● Jeffrey Packard, local historian ● Peter Southam, historian and co-author of Histoire des Cantons de l’Est ● Thomas Visser, director of Historic Preservation Program, University of Vermont, and author of Field Guide to New England Barns and Farm Buildings and Porches of North America.
Pre-registration is required because of limited space.
For registration and/or more information, please contact Jeffrey Packard (JeffreyJLPackard@gmail.com or 819-876-5069). Coffee will be served from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Presentations will begin at 9 a.m.

Photo: Louise Abbott

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Apple Pruning and Grafting Course Sat. April 23

Apple Pruning and Grafting Course at The Old Stone House Museum
Sat., April 23 10 am – 4 pm 

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.

Class cost is $50 or $40 for Museum members.   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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A look at 2016’s Collectors Fair

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Planning Your Garden with Orleans County Seed Library

Orleans County Seed Library

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 6:30 PM, Barton Library

Planning Your Garden

Join fellow gardeners at the Barton Library to find out more about the Orleans County Seed Library and share tips on starting the gardening season. This session will include deciding on what to grow, planning your beds, starting seeds and finding the best seeds and plants. Bring your favorite catalogs and any extra seeds to share – open-pollinated and heirloom preferred, non-GMO please! There will be seeds available from the Orleans County Seed Library.

The Orleans County Seed Library is a collaboration between the UVM Extension Master Gardeners, Barton Public Library, and Old Stone House Museum.For more information contact us atpamkenn@gmail.com

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I Love Winter Fest, Sat., 27th at the Twilight House

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