August 6  The Black Snake Affair

On August 3, 1808 an incident occurred on the Onion (Winooski) River in a spot not too far from the Ethan Allen Homestead.   An engagement between US Customs and state militia with potash smugglers resulted in lives lost and subsequent trials of those involved. 

Come join us to learn not only what happened, but who was involved, what local names you will recognize and what firsts in Burlington were a result of this affair.  Walk to the spot on the river to imagine how it was like and to view the Historic Marker commemorating this event.

Tickets are required for these lectures.  $6.00 at the door or $5.00 in advance.  Please call 865-4556 to make your reservation.

11:00 am Presenter:  Willard Sterne Randall

 2:00 pm Presenter:  John Devino


August 21  Myra Colby Bradwell: First Woman Lawyer in the U. S.

Born in Vermont, Myra Colby Bradwell rose to fame in her lifetime and made friends with celebrities of her day -- such as Mrs. Abraham Lincoln. But today she's all but forgotten. Come find out who made her disappear.

Presentation By Nancy Nahra, Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Champlain College, and co-author of FORGOTTEN AMERICANS: FOOTNOTE FIGURES WHO CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY



September 17   A Maizing Celebration

The amazing value of CORN is celebrated with Good Eats, Games and Activities.


September 18   Lecture Series

Topic and Speaker TBA




October 15       The ABC Harvest Festival

Apples, Beer, and Cider are the ABC’s of this celebration!


October 16       Lecture Series

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November 20  Lecture Series

Topic and Speaker TBA




December 18   Winter’s Eve

A Solstice Celebration with music, dance, and mulled comforts