When you sign up online for classes, you must proceed through to the payment section to secure your spot in the class. If you have not paid on PayPal, your spot will not be saved and it will be given to another paying customer. Please make sure to continue the registration through to the PayPal website. Many classes have a materials fee; this fee will have to be paid directly to the instructor.

If you are a member of the Museum, you can receive the member discount on many of these classes. Please call the Museum for this special member code at (802)754-2022.

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Rufus Porter Immersion Weekend June 2/3/4
Open Seats 12
2017-6-2
9:00 am
-2017-6-4
6:00 pm
Cape Cod Blueberry Basket, June 3rd
Open Seats 5
2017-6-3
10:00 am
-3:00 pm
Learn to Fly-Fish
Open Seats 10
2017-6-3
10:00 am
-2:00 pm
Learn to Fly-Fish
Open Seats 10
2017-6-7
10:00 am
-2:00 pm
Harvest Basket, Say., July 1st, 10-2
Open Seats 4
2017-7-1
10:00 am
-2:00 pm
Rug Braiding 3 Day Course
Open Seats 10
2017-7-10
10:00 am
-2017-7-16
2:00 pm
Plantation Herb Basket, Sat., Aug., 5th
Open Seats 6
2017-8-5
10:00 am
-3:00 pm
Tote Basket, Sat., Sept., 2
Open Seats 6
2017-9-2
10:00 am
-2:00 pm
Fall Foliage, Run, Walk, Bike
Open Seats 100
2017-9-10
7:00 am
-12:00 pm

Rufus Porter Immersion Weekend June 2/3/4


Jun 2,2017 - Jun 4,2017 Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Rufus Porter Immersion Weekend Friday, June 2-Sunday, June 4, 2017

Explore Brownington, Vermont’s Historic District and the Old Stone House Museum’s new exhibition of c.1824 painted wall murals by renowned artist and inventor Rufus Porter.

Create a 3' x 4' painted, stenciled floor cloth OR wall hanging inspired by Porter murals in the Museum’s permanent collection during a 2-day, hands-on workshop with early American decorative arts expert Polly Forcier. $110 material fee for canvas and supplies

Or Create a painted wooden box inspired by Porter murals in the Museum’s permanent collection during a 2-day, hands-on workshop with early American decorative arts expert Martha Kinney. $30 material fee for box and supplies

Weekend Workshop Fees: $135 Museum Members/$150 NonMember and include 2-day workshop, museum admission, Saturday and Sunday brunches, Saturday wine and cheese reception, and 10% discount on all purchases from the Museum Shop. Each workshop also has a material fee to be paid to the instructor. (See workshop descriptions)

Class participants will receive free admission to upcoming Rufus Porter lectures and demonstrations to be held on Saturday, July 1 and Saturday, August 5, 2017.

Weekend Schedule: Friday June 2 (Optional) 1- 2 pm: Walking Tour of the Brownington Historic District including Prospect Hill, Cemetery, and the recently renovated Orleans County Grammar School. 2:30–3:30 pm: Special Museum Tour with focus on Porter murals and decorative arts. Saturday June 3 10-11:30 am: Registration and Brunch Museum Galleries Open for Rufus Porter Mural Exhibit 11:30 am–3:30 pm: Polly Forcier’s Wall Hanging or Floor Cloth Workshop, Part 1. 11:30 am–3:30 pm: Martha Kinney’s Painted Box Workshop, Part 1. 4-5 pm: Polly Forcier Lecture and Slide Talk: Rufus Porter, Yankee Pioneer 5-6:30 pm: Wine and Cheese Reception Sunday 11-12:30 pm: Brunch 1-3:00 pm: Polly Forcier’s Wall Hanging or Floor Cloth Workshop, Part 2. 1-3:00 pm: Martha Kinney’s Painted Box Workshop, Part 2. For more info about the Museum, see www.oldstonehousemuseum.org or about its connection to African American Heritage Trail, see www.vermontvacation.com/africanamericanheritagetrail.

We have rooms blocked out at a discounted rate at The Willoughvale Inn in Westmore. Call 802-525-4123 to book.

Location

Old Stone House Museum
109 Old Stone House Road
Brownington, Vermont 05860

Event Fees:

$ 150.00

Cape Cod Blueberry Basket, June 3rd


Jun 3,2017 - Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tracie Quirion will be here for her first season of basket making.  All classes are held at the Samuel Read Hall House from 10am – 2pm. Cost is $25 or $20 for members plus a material fee. Please bring a lunch.  Saturday,  June 3rd- 10 to 2 P.M. Samuel Read Hall House Cape Cod Blueberry Basket - 8 students max. $26.00 material fee to be paid directly to instructor the day of class (cash or check) Displaying IMG_1143.PNG

Location

Old Stone House Museum
109 Old Stone House Rd
Brownington, Vermont 05860

Event Fees:

$ 25.00

Learn to Fly-Fish


Jun 3,2017 - Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Learn to Fly-Fish, Doug Swanson Saturday, June 3 , 10 am – 2 pm Doug Swanson will be teaching  beginner classes. The morning will focus on an introduction to fly fishing and technique and in the afternoon, we’ll go outside to practice on our pond. If interested, students may then proceed to Brownington Pond for more advanced fishing.  Please bring a lunch. Children 10 + years welcome with a parent. Cost is $25 or $20 for Museum members  

Location

Old Stone House Museum
109 Old Stone House Road
Brownington, Vermont 05860

Event Fees:

$ 25.00

Learn to Fly-Fish


Jun 7,2017 - Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Learn to Fly-Fish, Doug Swanson Wednesday, June 7, 10 am – 2 pm Doug Swanson will be teaching 2 beginner classes. The morning will focus on an introduction to fly fishing and technique and in the afternoon, we’ll go outside to practice on our pond. If interested, students may then proceed to Brownington Pond for more advanced fishing.  Please bring a lunch. Children 10 + years welcome with a parent. Cost is $25 or $20 for Museum members  

Location

Old Stone House Museum
109 Old Stone House Road
Brownington, Vermont 05860

Event Fees:

$ 25.00

Harvest Basket, Say., July 1st, 10-2


Jul 1,2017 - Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tracie Quirion will be here for her first season of basket making. All classes are held at the Samuel Read Hall House from 10am – 2pm. Cost is $25 or $20 for members plus a material fee. Please bring a lunch.  Saturday, July 1st - 10 to 2 P.M.  Samuel Read Hall House Harvest Basket - 6 students max. $26.00 material fee to be paid to the instructor on the day of class (cash or check) Displaying IMG_1144.PNG

Location

Old Stone House Museum
109 Old Stone House Road
Brownington, Vermont 05860

Event Fees:

$ 25.00

Rug Braiding 3 Day Course


Jul 10,2017 - Jul 16,2017 Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rug Braiding, Mary Ragno  Monday & Tuesday, July 10 & 11, 1-5pm and Sunday, July 16, 10am – 2pm   Students will create a 2’ x 3’ oval rug using recycled wools and wool-blend fabrics.  In three 4-hour lessons, students will choose colors, fabrics, develop snug braids, and then learn to lace braids to ensure a rug that sits flat.  A 2’ x 3’ rug is the perfect size for learning all of the essential skills needed to carry you into a rewarding new hobby.  Some hand-sewing is required.  If you bring in your own material please bring wool or wool blends.  There will be wool available to buy. Cost $75 for 3 session course, plus a $17 Supply fee.  (Material not included)  

Location

Old Stone House Museum
109 Old Stone House Road
Brownington, Vermont 05860

Event Fees:

Plantation Herb Basket, Sat., Aug., 5th


Aug 5,2017 - Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tracie Quirion will be here for her first season of basket making. All classes are held at the Samuel Read Hall House from 10am – 2pm. Cost is $25 or $20 for members plus a material fee. Please bring a lunch. Saturday, August 5th - 10 to 2 P.M.  Samuel Read Hall House Plantation Herb Basket - 8 students max. $26.00 material fee Displaying IMG_1146.PNG

Location

Old Stone House Museum
109 Old Stone House Rd
Brownington, Vermont 05860

Event Fees:

Tote Basket, Sat., Sept., 2


Sep 2,2017 - Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tracie Quirion will be here for her first season of basket making. All classes are held at the Samuel Read Hall House from 10am – 2pm. Cost is $25 or $20 for members plus a material fee. Please bring a lunch.  Saturday, September 2nd - 10 to 2 P.M.  Samuel Read Hall House Tote Basket - 6 students max. $26.00 material fee to be paid to instructor on the day of class (cash or check) Displaying IMG_1145.PNG  

Location

Old Stone House Museum
109 Old Stone House Rd
Brownington, Vermont 05860

Event Fees:

$ 25.00

Fall Foliage, Run, Walk, Bike


Sep 10,2017 - Time: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday, September 10, 2017 ½ Marathon Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk and 12 mile bike race on a Sunday morning on rural Northeast Kingdom back roads. 1/2 Marathon Run: Registration from 7:30 – 8 a.m. Race starting at 8:05 12 mile Bike Race, 5K Run, and 5K Walk: Registration from 8 – 9 a.m. Races starting at 9:05 a.m. All races start and finish in front of the Old Stone House.

Location

Old Stone House Museum
109 Old Stone House Road
Brownington, Vermont 05860

Event Fees:

$ 20.00

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