Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program



The Ethan Allen Homestead hosts many educational programming opportunities. For a comprehensive listing, visit their website at email: phone: 802.865-4556

Programs in this Series

Format: 2021-04-14
Format: 2021-04-14
Historical Treasures in the Vermont State Archives - 03/21/2021
The Vermont State Archives are a valuable resource for researchers and historians. They contain documents and items that tell a lot about the history of the state. They also contain interesting items and stories that don't often see the light of...
The Revolutionary Gunboat “Spitfire” - 02/21/2021
Susan Evans McClure, the Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, shares the story of Benedict Arnold's gondola, "The Spitfire", which was sunk by the British at the Battle of Valcour Island. Susan discusses the ship...
The Old East End of Burlington - 01/17/2021
Dave Cawley presents the history of the Old East End of Burlington, a neighborhood that connected not only through land ownership, but by family ties, farming, mill enterprises, and religious connections.
The Jagged Edge of Progress - 11/15/2020
Dr. Elise Guyette presents a hard hitting update on the lives of some of the people highlighted in her 2010 book, "Discovering Black Vermont," the story of three generations of free blacks trying to build a life and community in northern...
Vermont’s Ebenezer Allen - Patriot, Commando, and Emancipator - 10/18/2020
Glenn Fay is a seventh-generation Vermonter and was an educator for many years as an adjunct professor at UVM and a chemistry teacher at CVU High School in Hinesburg. He became hooked on primary source research related to the American Revolution and...
The Life of Alexander Twilight - 09/20/2020
Bob Hunt from the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington discusses the achievements of the first African American to earn a college degree in the United States (Middlebury College) as well as his contributions to Vermont.
The Rebel and the Tory - Ethan Allen, Philip Skene, and the Dawn of Vermont - 08/16/2020
Historian Gary Shattuck discusses the Pre-Revolutionary efforts of Philip Skene and Ethan Allen to form a British colony focusing on the shores of Lake Champlain. 
Revolutionary Westminster, Vermont - 04/14/2020
The Westminster Massacre was a tragic occurrence that resulted from mistrust, partisan differences, and economic challenges. Learn more as Jessie Haas of the Westminster Historical Society shares her research into this event, which occurred only a...
The Boston Massacre - Propaganda and the Politics of Anti-British America - 03/27/2020
Professor Susan Ouellette from St. Michael's College.
Green Mountain Firepower 1777 vs 1861 - 01/26/2020
Author and historian Robert Grandchamp compares the firearms used by the Green Mountain Boys of 1777 to those of the Green Mountain Boys of 1861. The talk is illustrated and showcases the Brown Bess Musket, the 1861 Springfield rifle musket, and the...
Revolutionary War Chaplains and Church Planters - 11/17/2019
Join us as Historical Interpreter for the Vermont State Historic Sites, Michael Blakeslee, introduces us to the parsons who went to war in the 1770s and later started churches in Vermont. History is full of surprises and our image of the past isn...
The Bennington Storehouse - 10/20/2019
The Battle of Bennington actually took place near Hoosic, New York. So why was it called the Battle of Bennington? Bob Hoar, historian and docent at the Bennington Battlefield State Historic Park, will speak about the storehouses that were the...
The Siege of the Moses Pierson Blockhouse - 09/15/2019
In 1778, a skirmish took place between a small force of Colonists and a British raiding party in Shelburne, VT. Known as the Battle of Pierson's blockhouse, the battle caused the death of Barnabus Barnum, one of the original Green Mountain Boys...
Land Surveying During the Early Years in Vermont - 08/18/2019
Land Surveyor Brad Holden covers a brief history of how towns in early Vermont were formed and the surveying techniques used.
Northwestern Vermont in the War of 1812 - 07/21/2019
Come and enjoy local historian Jason Barney as he discusses his ongoing research focusing on northwestern Vermont during in the War of 1812. Jason features his research on the War of 1812 barracks located in Swanton during the conflict. Forgotten...