The Billings Women and Vermont's National Park

Location: Woodstock
Tag(s): Art and Culture
Historical Category: Local History
Video Date: 12/8/23

The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park is the only National Park within the state of Vermont. Inspired by Conservationist George Perkins-Marsh, Frederick Billings decided to set up a model farm to showcase new agricultural practices, and his farm stayed within the family. His daughters were keenly interested in biology and agriculture, and worked to reforest the area. Billings' granddaughter, Mary French married John D. Rockefeller's grandson Lawrence, and they preserved the home and eventually turned it over to the National Park Service in 1992.


This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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