This tour is designed for history buffs; given by local bestseller author and presented by Backroad Discovery Tours. Visit over 35 sites between Bennington & Manchester, involved in the Battle of Bennington & Ethan Allen's capture of Fort Ticonderoga, for America's first victory. We also visit sites associated with the Civil War. You will view stunning mountain/valley vistas & quintessential villages while traveling in our comfortable 10 passenger tour vehicle. Visit website for detailed description of tour. Advance reservations needed.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes H. Lee Allen, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University, to talk about the history of the Lye Brook Wilderness. Following the federal Wilderness Act of 1964, an additional 15 Eastern U.S. properties were added in 1975, one of which was our own Lye Brook Wilderness. Running from Manchester to Sunderland, its 18,000 acres once hosted logging camps, charcoaling operations, and Rich Lumber Company’s Lye Brook Railroad. This talk will discuss Lye Brook’s past, present and future. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. This lecture is sponsored by The Keelan Family Foundation.
9/29-11/4 People from all over the world come to our area to see the stunning fall colors. Backroad Discovery offers guided tours designed for people who only have a day or two to spend in the area, & who wish to explore the region’s best-kept secrets! These tours, given in a comfortable 10-passenger tour vehicle, will present a delightful overview of the area & will offer suggestions of other places to visit, things to do, dining options. Stops include: sweeping mountain/valley vistas; the oldest marble quarry in the U.S.; quintessential Vermont villages; a 3100-acre farm/forest preserve with outstanding views & maple syrup operation, a private alpaca farm & the “birthplace of Vermont”. Advance Reservations are necessary & can be made by email/phone.
Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Fall Member Show Inside Out includes the work of SVAC’s artist members who represent a variety of styles and mediums: abstract, portrait, and landscape painters alongside photographers, sculptors, and other creators. There’s something for every taste, and all artwork is for sale. Free & open to the public. Suggested donation $5.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Tommaso Gazzarri, Assistant Professor of Classics at Union College, to talk about capital punishment in Ancient Rome. This lecture consists of an overview of ancient capital punishments in Rome, from the end of the monarchy to the early centuries of the empire. The historical analysis will focus on the religious, legal, and societal dynamics of various methods of execution. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.