Field Studies

FIELD STUDIES

(Fall and Spring)

MT. PLEASANT CEMETERY WALK – Visit the graves of former residents of St. Johnsbury – the founder; the blacksmith; the photographer; the spinning wheel maker; etc. This class will be looking at symbols and epitaphs on some of the grave stones as well as listening to their stories.

CIVIL WAR GHOST WALK (Mt. Pleasant Cemetery) – In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, this walk visits the graves of casualties and veterans of this conflict. The class also visits the grave of Erastus Fairbanks, governor of the state when the war began. Their intriguing stories will be revealed.

ST. JOHNSBURY WALKING TOUR OF MAIN STREET – This is a walk of the “Plain” looking at the architectural history and stories behind these buildings. The Main Street Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Walking along the 4000 foot length of the street one discovers five churches, St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Fairbanks Museum, the courthouse, an armory, and many architecturally interesting homes in this tour.

Classes and field studies meet Vermont Standards and Grade Cluster Expectations for History and Social Studies.

Contact the St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center: 

For further information about classes and fees or to schedule a class, please contact Peggy Pearl at the St. Johnsbury History and Heritage Center at (802) 424-1090, email Peggy, or use our contact form below.

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