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October 1, 2008
CONTACT: William W. Jenney
Regional Historic Site Administrator
802-672-3773; [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
HISTORY IS ALIVE AT OLD CONSTITUTION HOUSE!
WINDSOR, Vt. -- The Old Constitution House State Historic Site is hosting two days of period reenactments on October 11 & 12, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
"History Happens at OCH!" is the last of a series of programs organized this season for the Old Constitution House by 18th century re-enactors Carolyn and Carl Malikowski. Residents of Windsor, this husband and wife team will demonstrate early woodworking, powder horn carving, outdoor cooking, and other domestic activities.
Originally a tavern where Vermont's first constitution was adopted on July 8, 1777, the Old Constitution House is now a State-owned Historic Site. Its exhibits and guided tours focus on the first constitution in America to prohibit slavery, and the first to establish universal manhood suffrage and a system of public schools. Revolutionary War period artifacts are on display, including a rare copy of the sermon delivered at the 1777 Windsor Convention.
The Old Constitution House State Historic Site is located at 16 North Main Street in Windsor. The 2008 season is May 24 - October 13, Saturday - Sunday and Monday holidays, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For further information call 802-672-3773, or visit the State-owned Historic Sites online at www.HistoricVermont.org/sites<http://www.HistoricVermont.org/sites>
THE VERMONT STATE HISTORIC SITES
History Where It Happened
John P. Dumville
Historic Sites Operations Chief
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
National Life Building, 2nd Floor
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-1201
Telephone: (802) 828-3051
Fax: (802) 828-3206
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The Vermont State Historic Sites: History Where It Happened
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