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Local Families, Organizations, and Businesses Support The Fairy House Festival

Local Families, Organizations, and Businesses Support The Fairy House Festival

posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The staff at The Nature Museum was warmed by the buzz of community excitement and show of support for the recent Fairy House Festival on Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24. Local individuals, families, schools, libraries, and businesses collected pine cones, acorn caps, feathers, moss, and more and created charming fairy houses. Visitors to the Fairy House Festival delighted in these structures as they walked along a forest path, and returned to The Nature Museum to create their own fairy dwellings in the gardens.

This annual fundraiser benefits the Nature Museum's adult workshops and speaker series, as well as family and youth programming presented in regional public schools and libraries throughout the year. This event also helps the Museum update and renew its natural history displays. Research has shown that time in nature offers both physical and mental health benefits. The Fairy House Festival is the perfect opportunity to rekindle curiosity, imagination and learning in a shared celebration of nature.

The Nature Museum would like to heartily thank the William Chapman Family, Helga and Mark Piel, and The Windham Foundation in addition to Peter Areson, Sam Battaglino, Black River Produce, Blake Hill Preserves, Joanne & Fredric Boswell, Jessica & Sean Buchanan, Chroma Technology, Cooperman Country Store, Susan & Chris Cota, Delish Design, Erskine's Feed & Grain, Imerys Talc, Dan Farrar, Flat Iron Exchange, Grafton Village Cheese Company,Roger Haydock, Lisa Laird, Pat & Stan Mack, Made to Move Pilates, Linda O'Brien, Oakmeadow, Pete's Stand, Susan Roman, Salmon & Nostrand, Jeremy Schrauf, Gordon & Dr. Rebecca Streeter, Ali Hartman & Andrew Tolve, Judy Yogman & Bob Sartini, Seventh Generation, Shona Grill, and Village Square Booksellers. We hold heartfelt and deep gratitude for the kind folk whose donations help underwrite The Fairy House Festival.

The Nature Museum is a regional resource for nature, science and environmental education in southern Vermont. As a non-profit organization, The Nature Museum provides information, creates experiences that engage and enlighten audiences of all ages, and inspires stewardship of the natural world. Located at 186 Townshend Road in Grafton, Vermont, The Nature Museum offers hands-on natural history exhibits, outdoor opportunities, nature programs for adults and children, and the annual Fairy House Festival. Find information about upcoming events The Nature Museum's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/naturemuseumatgrafton) and on their website (www.nature-museum.org).

Photo Credit: The Nature Museum

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Saturday, December 2
St. Luke's Christmas Tea
One of the most festive events of Chester's Overture to Christmas is the St. Luke's Christmas Tea and Sale. On Saturday, December 2nd, Willard Hall will be filled with the sounds, smells and surprises of Christmas.
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First Thursday Chester Rotary: Tom Bock Shares News from the Vermont Statehouse
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Friday, December 8
An Interactive Nature Program for Preschoolers: "Learning from the Abenaki"
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The Mighty Acorns Club provides creative, exploratory preschool programs which celebrate curiosity and encourage a love and respect for the natural world. On Friday, December 8, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM, the Mighty Acorns Club will experience "Being Connected to Nature: Learning from the Abenaki." You and your young nature-lover will investigate Abenaki artifacts, hear the Abenaki story of creation, and go on a scavenger hunt outdoors to test observation skills in nature. We will discover what life was like before our time, and how the Abenaki have developed a strong relationship with the land through hunting and gathering. When pre-registered on-line, The Mighty Acorns Club costs $5 per child. Drop-ins are welcome at the door for $8. To register, or for more information: visit www.nature-museum.org or call 802-843-2111.
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