Colonial Times in Vermont
Colonial Times in Vermont leads students through a settler’s journey to build a new life in the wilderness that would become known as Vermont. Classes participate in a guided discussion using materials that represent the tools and supplies necessary to make a “pitch” (claim) in the wilderness. The discussion also touches on the history of the area prior to and during the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War.
An exploration the historic Judd-Harris House kitchen offers students the opportunity to learn about the skills and resources that were needed to survive in the New Hampshire Grants. Participants are able to dress in Colonial costumes, try carding wool, use a neck-yoke for carrying water buckets, and churn butter to eat with their class.
All Museum tours are 1½-2 hours in length.