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The Justin Morrill Homestead (Strafford, Vermont) is a rare venue—among the nation’s most historically-preserved arrays of original buildings in the carpenter gothic style, set in a bed of Victorian gardens designed in the best tradition of the Romantic Landscape Movement of America. The site is a regional and national treasure and a popular venue for staging engaging programs and events rooted in history, horticulture, art and architecture. The Justin Morrill Homestead is a State-owned Historic Site operated by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation in conjunction with the Friends of the Morrill Homestead.

Art & History of Painted Screens with Elaine Eff

Elaine Eff — the leading authority on landscape painted window and door screens—has traced the art form from... Read More »

19th Century Apples & Cheese Harvest Festival

Bring the whole family to a harvest festival. Make cider in an antique press and sip the results,... Read More »

Fiddleheads, Lamb’s Quarters, Nettles and Nuts: Wild Edible, Medicinal, and Poisonous Plants

Can someone really become immune to poison ivy after drinking milk produced by a goat that has eaten... Read More »

Pastel & Painting Karaoke Slam! Re-creating Great Works of Art on the Fly

Ever wondered what it would feel like to create a great work of art—a Picasso or Renoir, a... Read More »

Watercolor Painting Workshop with Jennifer Brown (adults)

Saturday Mornings, August 16 & 23, 1:00-4:00 pm Explore the medium of watercolor while discovering the lovely gardens... Read More »

Painted Screens Workshop with Ann Thorp

The Morrill Homestead’s 19th century painted window screens offered privacy and an excuse to ornate and decorate an... Read More »

Pillars of the People: National Statuary Hall & the Virtues of the 50 States

Dr. Barbara Wolanin—Curator for the Architect of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. and author of numerous books about... Read More »

Statues of Liberty: A Sesquicentennial Exhibit & Celebration

At the height of the Civil War, a seed was planted to create a national exhibit of statues... Read More »

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