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2016 Calendar of Events

Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site

5696 Monument Hill Road 

Hubbardton, Vermont 05732     (802) 273-2282

http://historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/hubbardton

Open May 28 to October 10, 2016  

Thurs. – Sun., and Monday holidays, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

 

On-going:

Children’s colonial dress-up basket.  Bring your flag to be raised over the Hubbardton Battlefield and receive a certificate.  Regular admission is $3.00 per person with children under 15 free, except for weekend of July 9-10 when admission is $6.00 per person with children under 15 free.

 

Events:

 

May 9: Transit of Mercury

See the planet Mercury pass in front of the sun, one of 2016’s rare celestial events, conditions permitting.  The Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers will have available for your safe viewing certified eclipse shades and the finest protective telescope filters. The next transit is 2019 and then not again until 2039. Peak is at 10:57 AM. Donations appreciated. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

May 30: Memorial Day Remembrance  

At noon battlefield flags will be raised to full-mast and tribute paid at the battle monument to the soldiers of Hubbardton. 12:00 – 12:15 PM

 

June 3: Saturn in Opposition Night

Tonight Saturn, the 6th planet outward from the sun, is in a direct line between the earth and sun. The Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers will share their telescopes for public viewing of Saturn with its rings and moons, as well as other deep space objects. Call to confirm. Inside program if inclement weather. Donations appreciated. 8:30 PM– 12:00 AM  

 

June 11 & 12: Vermont Days Weekend

 

June 19: Battlefield Third Sunday—Early Fathers of Hubbardton   

In honor of Father’s Day, site interpreter Carl Fuller talks about the early town fathers of Hubbardton and their settlement and Battle of Hubbardton experiences. 2:00 – 3:00 PM  

 

July 9 & 10: Battle of Hubbardton Revolutionary War Encampment  

The 239th anniversary of the only Revolutionary War battle in Vermont. Reenactors encamped for the weekend portray soldiers who fought here. Tactical military demonstrations, drilling lessons, guided camp and battlefield tours, camp life activities, history scavenger hunt, colonial games, children’s activities, music, and sutler’s row shopping. Premiere of Voices of Hubbardton short film. Revolutionary War battle maneuvers Sunday morning. The event also celebrates the 25th anniversary of the reopening and update of the Visitor Center and Museum. Food stand both days. Call for details. Presented by Living History Association, the historic site, and many Hubbardton organizations. 9:30 – 5:00 PM Saturday, 8:00 - 5:00 PM Sunday. $6.00 for adults, free for children under 15

 

July 17: Battlefield Third Sunday –East Hubbardton Cemetery

A Hubbardton resident from 1777 comes to life to talk with visitors about the battle and life in the path of war, and leads a walk through the East Hubbardton Cemetery and back. Inside program if inclement weather. 1:00 – 2:15 PM 

 

July 23: Hubbardton Town Family Fun Day

The Town of Hubbardton sponsors a family fun afternoon and evening, with music, food, and activities for all ages, ending with fireworks at dusk. Call for details. Rain date is July 24. 4:00 – 9:30 PM

 

August 7: Dig into Your Roots Genealogy Program

Genealogist Dani Roberts and family historian Francis Owen, from the Fair Haven Historical Society, offer advice to get you started with researching your family history. Special emphasis is on colonial and Revolutionary War period resources. 2:00 – 3:30 PM 

 

August 12: Perseid Meteor Shower Night

Minimal moonshine makes for ideal conditions to look for the Perseid Meteor Shower with members of the Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers. Bring blankets or a reclining chair if you like. Telescopes also will be available for deep space viewing. Marshmallows are on us. Inside program if inclement weather. Donations appreciated. 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM   

 

August 20: Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road Car Tour

On this 5th annual driving tour, explore the section of the 1776-77 military road from the Hubbardton Battlefield to the Otter Creek in Rutland. Jim Rowe, president of the Crown Point Road Association, is your leader. Meet with your own vehicle at the visitor center for orientation. 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

 

August 20: Castleton Colonial Days

The Hubbardton Battlefield is a stop on the 79th annual summer Castleton Colonial Days, sponsored by the Castleton Women’s Society. Call for details.

 

August 21: Battlefield Third Sunday—The Military Road

To commemorate the 240th anniversary of the 1776-77 Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road, site interpreter Carl Fuller and long-time reenactor Wight Manning discuss its use by soldiers and for the transport of military supplies to Mount Independence. Manning will show you an artillery piece. 2:00 – 3:00 PM

 

September 3: Deep Sky Discovery Night

The hidden deep sky mysteries of our universe will be unveiled tonight, with the help of the Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers. Using their telescopes, tour the galaxy, observe the crescent moon, Saturn, Mars, the constellations, and Milky Way.  Inside program if inclement weather.  Call to confirm. Bring flashlights and a blanket, if you like. Marshmallows are on us. Drawing for astronomy related prizes. Donations appreciated. 7:30 – 11:00 PM

 

September 11:Day of Remembrance 
The site is open without charge on Patriot Day for those who wish to contemplate or to honor past heroes. 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM 

 

September 18: Battlefield Third Sunday—Military Road Hike

Meet at the battlefield visitor center. Site interpreter Carl Fuller leads a vigorous guided hike on the Hubbardton section of the 1776-77 military road to Mount Independence. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Vermont Archaeology Month program. 2:00 -5:00 PM 

 

October 2: 19th Annual Mount Zion Hike 
Hike up Mount Zion with site interpreter Carl Fuller to enjoy the fall colors and sweeping view of the Hubbardton battlefield and surrounding mountains. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, and bring water. Meet at the visitor center. 2:00 – 5:00 PM   

 

 

 

 


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