This event is held in partnership with the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation’s weekend-long Vermont Days, offering free visits for all Vermonters and ‘Vermonters at Heart’ at Vermont State Historic Sites on June 9-10, 2018.
2-3 p.m.: Homecoming Celebration for graduates of Land Grant Colleges and Universities, with a special first-person appearance by Senator Justin Smith Morrill—Father of our Land Grant Schools.
Are you, your family members or friends among the millions who have graduated from a Land Grant College or University? Did you know that the humble son of a blacksmith from Strafford, Vermont—whose family could not afford to send him to college—grew up to become a prominent statesman and father of the Land Grant Act that created an opportunity for people from all walks of life to obtain a higher education? Come meet Senator Justin Morrill, in person, and help us celebrate YOU—the graduates of Land Grant schools. (New England’s Land Grant schools include the University of Vermont, University of New Hampshire, MIT, UMass, UConn, University of Maine, and the University of Rhode Island.)
3-4 p.m.: Refreshments, Mingling with Justin Morrill, Guided Tours of the Justin Morrill Homestead and Interpretive Exhibits.
Event is free, but registering helps us plan.