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History on the Land – Biodiversity University

April 27 @ 9:00 AM - April 28 @ 5:00 PM


Instructor: Samantha Ford
April 27-28, 2024 | $285
Course size: 12 students
Financial support available (contact us)

Discover how to “read” old forested farmscapes and agricultural architecture to trace 300 years of land use history in Vermont. Stone walls, cellar holes, old roads, and other mysteries “lost” in the woods reveal stories of the families who shaped the landscape as we see it today. Explore a variety of historic landscapes and learn how to recognize the decisions made a hundred years ago and how they’re still visible today. Municipal land records hold a wealth of underutilized primary source information all about our own backyards. Participants embark on a guided tour through the different resources housed in our town halls, and other public resources. These documents can help inform the “why” and the “how” of the patterns visible on the landscape.

Part of NBNC’s Biodiversity University series

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April 27 @ 9:00 AM
April 28 @ 5:00 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602