Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: Burlington History Tour - Gary DeCarolis
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Local Historian Gary DeCarolis gives a tour through Burlington's history. Exploring Burlington’s amazing historical past from pre-European settlement when Algonquin and Iroquois Nations ruled the area, touching on the importance of the small rock outcrop off Shelburne Point that Algonquin legend refers to where Wo-ja-ho-sen (He who created himself – Abnaki legend, Algonquin) resides, to how it became known as Rock Dunder today. Gary helps to travel back in time to when the village was first settled down at Water Street and near the Winooski Falls. Learn about the unique topography of the City and how it influenced travel in the early days of the city, as well as learning of the University of Vermont from its founding in 1791. Gary shares stories of three incredible civil war generals who are buried in Lake View Cemetery and concludes with a bit of Burlington history of General Ethan Allen.
For more information, contact the Ethan Homestead Museum at www.ethanallenhomestead.org or call 802.865-4556