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The Barnard Historical Society hosts a reenactment of the hunt resulting in the death of the Barnard Panther, the last catamount shot in Vermont.on November 24, 1881. A walk tracing a shortened version of the original hunt will feature the reading of quotes from a written account.
Join VHS and the Vermont Archaeology Heritage Center for an Open House featuring a short presentation by Jess Robinson, hands-on demonstrations, and tours of the center. Down the hall in the Leahy Library, an exhibit will highlight how archaeology can offer insights into long-term landscape change in Vermont. Fee: Free!
Learn about Abenaki history through stories which have been passed down through generations. Also available as a virtual class.
After the Civil War, three major catamount hunts captured public attention. This nature walk traces the path of the 1867 hunt in Weathersfield, VT.
67th Annual Meeting of the League of Local Historical Societies & MuseumsMontpelier, VT Vermont’s story…