Educator Open House
Sep
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

Educator Open House

School Educators are invited to attend this Open House to learn more about programming available at the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum.
****Curriculum guides will be available for free for those who pre-register****

For this event, The Blue Gardenias will be performing select tunes from the much anticpated "Mill Girls", an original musical written by St. Mike's professor Peter Harrigan, that is set to debut at St. Michael's College this upcoming November. The historically based musical tells the story of several young women who worked in textile mills in Lowell MA, in the mid-1800's.

Learn more about the Musical Performance and workshops for School Groups on November 9th!

Educators attending the open house will get priority in signing up their class to attend a FREE extra-special day-time showing of "Mill Girls" at the Champlain Mill. The performance on November 9th will be geared towards grades 5-8 and will include workshops led by St. Mike's education students. There is limited seating, so don't delay in signing up! If you are interested in participating contact Miriam Block: miriam@themillmuseum.org

To Register for Open House: CLICK HERE

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Lyddie Book Discussion
Nov
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

Lyddie Book Discussion

For homeschool students, age 10-13, $12 per student

Pre-registration required.
To reserve a space call #802-355-9937 or email info@themillmuseum.org

In this workshop, students will participate in discussions and group activities that will bring this novel to life. 

Prerequisite:  Prior to the workshop, participating students are required to read Lyddie by Katherine Patterson, an engaging historical fiction novel set in 1843, about a ten-year-old girl from Vermont who must leave her family farm to work at a tavern. Lyddie eventually finds her way to Lowell, MA to work at a textile mill.

Participants are also encouraged to attend a performance of “Mill Girls” at Saint Michael’s College before or after the workshop. “Mill Girls” is an original musical production based on Lowell MA mill workers in the 1800’s.  Performances at Saint Michael’s college are free. Show dates are Nov. 2, 3,4,10,11. All performances start at 7pm.

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Family Walking Tour: Abenaki Life on the Winoskitegok
Sep
17
10:00am10:00am

Family Walking Tour: Abenaki Life on the Winoskitegok

As part of Vermont Archaeology Month, take a step back in time on this free, kid friendly walk along the Winooski River (also known as the Winoskitegok or Onion River). Discover what life was like for Native Americans in Winooski long before Ira Allen developed the land. Archaeologist Brennan Gauthier will lead the walk and point out historically significant sites. Stops will include child friendly demonstrations and hands-on activities such as fishing, rope making, flint knapping, and an atlatl throwing contest. After the walk, participants are invited to visit the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum in the Champlain Mill. The event takes place rain or shine. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Tour will meet in front of the Champlain Mill at 10am.

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