PLANT IDENTIFICATION with LUNCHEON/TEA

LOCATION: FROST HILL PEONY FARM, 979 F ROST HILL ROAD, BELMONT, VT
DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018

It’s that time of the year again to be outdoors and appreciate the beauty of Vermont in the summertime.

The Black River Academy Museum is hosting a luncheon and tea at the Frost Hill Peony Farm in Belmont. At 11am, Gretchen Gregory from Northern Gardens and Landscaping will be on hand to help identify the various plants that are grown in this area. A light lunch and tea will follow this presentation. The fee for this event is $20. Looking forward to seeing you all for a relaxing and informative afternoon.

OPENING DAY

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018

Interested in finding out about the history of Ludlow and the Black River Academy; join us for our opening day on Saturday, June 2nd. There are three floors of displays highlighting the events of Ludlow and the Academy’s history.

It’s not just about Calvin Coolidge but many diverse people who graduated from this institution over the years. An introductory video can be viewed upon entering the museum giving an overview of what is included in the museum and where to find various displays.

Gretchen Gregory from Northern Gardens & Landscaping will be at the museum to demonstrate various methods of making your own tea with samples available. If you missed Gretchen at the April 12th event, here is another opportunity to see this program. The event will run from 2pm until 4pm. Refreshments will be served.

We are looking forward to seeing you opening day from noon-4pm. General admission is $2; seniors and students $1. If you are not able to attend the grand opening, the museum will be open during the summer Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 4pm. See what Ludlow is all about!

VERMONT FINNS AS AN IMMIGRANT GROUP

MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018

Recently, sixth graders from Ludlow Elementary School with their teacher, Heidi Baitz visited the museum for a day-long immersion into the Finnish culture. Ludlow and surrounding towns had many Finnish immigrants settle in this area from the early 1900’s through the 1950s.

A lunch of Finnish pancakes and fruit

This educational experience combined the fields of social science, language, arts, and utilized the museum’s research facilities and vast collection of Finnish artifacts. The students formed groups and participated in weaving, birch bark crafts, dancing, singing, and cooking. Lunch was a traditional Finnish pancake which they prepared and the traditional coffee hour included Finlandia cheese, Finn Crisp, herring, and pulla, a braided cardamom sweet bread.

The team working with the students were Sue Pollender, Museum President and retired Ludlow teacher; Georgia Brehm, Museum Director, Marcia Wemple, Assistant to the Director, Wendy Regier, weaver and member of VT Weaver’s Guild, Ulla Cook, Ludlow’s Town Clerk &Treasurer, and Joan Willett, Museum Trustee and retired secondary education teacher.

This program is open to any youth groups in the area including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H Members, and local church youth organizations. For more information, please contact Georgia Brehm at 802-228-5050 or email: glbrehm@tds.net. Kiitos.

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