In-Person History for Homeschoolers

In-Person History for Homeschoolers Registration

Offered the second WEDNESDAY and the following THURSDAY of each month, September 2024 through May 2025, 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  All programs will take place at the Vermont History Museum, 109 State Street, Montpelier.

Recommended for children ages 7 to 12. Some activities involve reading and writing. Pre-registration is REQUIRED; space is limited.

Each session includes history-related activities that focus on the month's theme.

This year, we will be implementing a subscription model for our classes. This subscription will include registration for all History for Homeschooler classes, September to May. Cost for standard registration will be $90 per child, or $72 for Vermont Historical Society Members or families with three or more participating children. Parents and non-participating children are free.

History for Homeschoolers Class Guidelines

Please contact for alternative payment options. 


September- Back to School: Education in Vermont

Wednesday September 11th OR Thursday September 12th

Explore the history of education and the development of schoolhouses across the state.


October- Harvest Time: Agriculture and Farming in Vermont

Wednesday October 9th OR Thursday October 10th

Celebrate fall by learning about the long tradition of harvesting and food storage in Vermont.


November- Foraging and Trapping: Subsistence Hunting in Vermont

Wednesday November 13th OR Thursday November 14th

Explore how Vermonters across time periods collected food and learn about the many uses for animal products.


December- Cold and Dark: Wintertime in Vermont

Wednesday December 11th OR Thursday December 12th

Learn how Vermonters entertained themselves during the long winters, from parlor games to radio programs by the woodstove.


January- Let it Snow: Winter Recreation in Vermont

Wednesday January 8th OR Thursday January 9th

Learn about the history of skiing, coasting, and other favorite outdoor winter activities enjoyed by Vermonters and visitors.


February- Celebrate: Holidays in Vermont

Wednesday February 12th OR Thursday February 13th

Examine the ways holidays and commemorations have changed throughout the years and how Vermonters have celebrated special events.


March- Sugar Season: Sap Collection in Vermont

Wednesday March 12th OR Thursday March 13th

Learn about sap collection and maple syrup production across the state. Explore the national image of Vermont maple, as well as related inventions and traditions.


April- In the Mills: Sheep and Wool Production in New England

Wednesday April 9th OR Thursday April 10th

Explore the arrival of Merino sheep in Vermont and their impact on the region’s mill industries.


May- Rainy Days: Water in Vermont

Wednesday May 7th OR Thursday May 8th

Learn about the various bodies of water around the state and how they have shaped the story of Vermont.


Cancellation Policy

Please notify VHS educational staff at least 24 hours in advance of a class to receive a refund for that session. 

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