Ethan Allen Day Celebration

June 23rd, 24th, 25th, & 26th from 10am- 4pm 

 


 

The history of Vermont's frontier is dominated by Ethan Allen and his exploits, from his efforts to support the rights of frontier homesteaders in the New Hampshire Grants, to the capture of Fort Ticonderoga and the cannon needed to support the Continental Army. In honor of his contributions, the Governor of Vermont has declared June 23, 2016 "Ethan Allen Day"! Join us for four days of celebrations!


Thursday June 23rd ETHAN ALLEN DAY

Proclamations will be read to commemorate the day Ethan stood before the Continental Congress in Philadelphia to save the cannons from Fort Ticonderoga for the Continental Army, received his commission as Lt Colonel, and the Green Mountain Boys were accepted as one of the first regiments of the Continental Army. 

Click here to read the proclamation

Click Here for a Burlington Free Press Article about the Event

*Special Event for Members and Invited Guests 

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY! BE PART OF THIS HISTORIC EVENT!

 

Friday June 24th: FAMILY FRONTIER FUN

10:00 am - 4:00pm  Guided Tours of Ethan Allen's Home 

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Enjoy Family Frontier games. 

6:00 - 7:00 pm  Grounds open for picnicking.  Ice cream and lemonade will be available. 

7:00 pm   Join us in the Founders’ Tavern for a family friendly history of Ethan’s life and times.

 

Saturday June 25th: EXPERIENCE THE VERMONT FRONTIER

On June 23rd, 1775, the Continental Congress authorized that the Green Mountain Boys be recognized as an official regiment in the Continental Army. Join us as the re-enactors of Col. Seth Warner's Recreated Regiment demonstrate crafts and military life of the regiment the Green Mountain Boys would eventually become.

 

10:00 – 11:00 Opening – Tours of the Allen House running continuously 

11:00 – 1:00 Demonstrations: 

* Broom Making 

* Military drill practice (manual of arms) 

* Barbering 

* Candle Dipping 

* Kid’s Militia 

* Sewing and clothing construction 

* Quill and ink writing 

1:00 – 2:00 Tactical Demonstration  Under The supervision of the Officers and Non-commissioned Officers of Col. Seth Warner’s Recreated Regiment, The soldiers will demonstrate basic drill and fire/maneuver tactics. A representative of the Regiment will instruct you on what they are being taught.  

2:00 – 4:00 Tours of the historic Allen House, but feel free to ask the re-enactors any questions you like!

 

Sunday June 26th: EXPERIENCE THE VERMONT FRONTIER

Join us for Day two of the Encampement!

10:00 – 11:00 Opening – Tours of the Allen House running continuously 

11:00 – 1:00 Demonstrations: 

* Broom Making 

* Military drill practice (manual of arms) 

* Barbering 

* Candle Dipping 

* Kid’s Militia 

* Sewing and clothing construction 

* Quill and ink writing 

1:00 – 2:00 Tactical Demonstration: 

 Under The supervision of the Officers and Non-commissioned Officers of Col. Seth Warner’s Recreated Regiment, The soldiers will demonstrate basic drill and fire/maneuver tactics. A representative of the Regiment will instruct you on what they are being taught.  

2:00 – 4:00 Tours of the historic Allen House, but feel free to ask the re-enactors any questions you like!

4:00 – 5:30 Pumpkins, Parsnips, Potatoes, and…Violets: Tales of Early American Vegetables  

What grew – or didn’t grow – in early American gardens? Why or why not? Rebecca Rupp, author of How Carrots Won the Trojan War, will discuss the ups and downs of our ancestors’ garden choices – among them the under-appreciated turnip, now Vermont’s official state vegetable.