historic sites

  • Learning About Vermont’s One-Room Schoolhouses
    Learning About Vermont’s One-Room Schoolhouses

    -A one-room schoolhouse on River Road in Manchester. It’s amazing to think there was a time when almost every American child learned in a one-room school. In fact, as late as 1913, half of the country's schoolchildren were enrolled in the country's 200,000 one-room schools. In Vermont,...

  • The House that Rockingham Built, Abandoned and Embraced
    The House that Rockingham Built, Abandoned and Embraced

    It’s hard to believe that the Rockingham Meeting House once sat unused and unappreciated. The meeting house is the oldest unchanged public building in Vermont. It was built as a combination church and town hall between 1787 and 1801 to meet the needs of anticipated population...

  • Strafford is the Prettiest Vermont Town You’ve Probably Never Visited
    Strafford is the Prettiest Vermont Town You’ve Probably Never Visited

    The Strafford Town House is one of those iconic Vermont buildings that looks very familiar. You’ve probably seen photos of the white clapboard building in guidebooks, magazines, or coffee table books. But photos don’t do it justice. The Town House is one of those places...

  • UVM Morgan Horse Farm Celebrates Vermont’s Favorite Equine
    UVM Morgan Horse Farm Celebrates Vermont’s Favorite Equine

    Scent can be such a powerful memory trigger. For me, the smell of hay instantly takes me back to childhood when I had a horse named Banjo. While recently visiting the main barn at the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge, a flood of...

  • Route 100A in Plymouth Notch

    Travel along Route 100A in Plymouth Notch, Vermont and you'll come across the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site. Plymouth Notch is where President Coolidge was born, assumed the presidency, and governed the country for a brief time in the summer of 1924 during his...

  • A New Face on the Vermont Cheese Trail

    Along Vermont's Cheese Trail, you'll find a cheesemaker at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch. Plymouth Artisan Cheese was built by the father of President Calvin Coolidge, Colonel John Coolidge, James S. Brown and three other local farmers in 1890. The...