Strafford is a town in Orange County, of the "Eastern Vermont Gateway" region. The town was named after Benning Wentworth's cousin, William Wentworth, the Earl of Strafford, who served as an aide to the King and Member of Parliament.
Strafford was one of thirteen Vermont towns isolated by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011.
Some notable people from the area include: Edmund "Tad" Coffin, a saddle maker & Olympic equestrian; William Sloane Coffin, a clergyman & activist; and Justin Smith Morrill, a congressman & senator.
EVENT DESCRIPTION Art lovers from throughout New England eagerly anticipate the Morrill Homestead’s annual Gallery in the Garden art show and silent auction. The 2017 edition features works created in an array of styles by many fine artists from the Strafford community, the Upper Valley and beyond. Artists present their unique perspectives on the world around us and the relationship between people and the land, in ways that are moving, playful, profound and inspiring. 4:00-5:30pm: Guided interpretive tours of the Art of the Morrill Homestead, led by tour guides from the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation; sharing the history and mystery of the artworks and studies by “America’s Michelangelo,” Constantino Brumidi, and other noted artists whose works were collected by Senator Justin Morrill. 5:00-6:00pm: Reception for the art show opening of, “The Land and People,” begins in the Carriage Barn at 5:00pm. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be accompanied by the ethereal music of Sam Moffatt on hammered dulcimer. 6:00pm: Silent auction of “Minis for Morrill”—magnificent mini paintings by artists of regional and national reputation. REGISTRATION Event is free, but please preregister to help us plan: • Online: https://www.morrillhomestead.org/news-events/2017-programs-events-exhibits/#8 • Email: email@example.com · Phone: 802-765-4288 This event sponsored by Alicia Willette, DDS and Chippers Lawn & Tree Care.