Historic House Tour – Colonial Day


Castleton Historic House Tour


80th Anniversary

Date:  Saturday, August 18, 2018

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  RAIN OR SHINE

Exhibits:  Displays of Vermont crafts, period clothing, antique quilts   Ice cream social and raffle

Tickets:  $20 Adults; $18 Seniors (62+) Children 12 and under, Free.

Over 10 buildings and 22 points of interest

2019 – Colonial Day, Saturday, August 17

Castleton Colonial Day is sponsored by the Castleton Woman’s Club which meets the second Wednesday of the month.

VISIT Castleton and share in its unique Vermont history, architecture and settlers.

VISIT Castleton and walk the trail of the Blue Cat of Castleton seeking “The River’s Song.”

VISIT Castleton today to enjoy its many features including an historic district, beautiful Lake Bomoseen, Castleton University, its hotels and restaurants and to meet the current residents.

We welcome you!

To mark the 80th Anniversary of Castleton Colonial Day, representatives from the Vermont Legislature will present a State Proclamation at 4:00 p.m. at the Castleton Federated Church. Immediately followed by a presentation by William Hosley.

Country Houses for a New Republic: Connecticut and Vermont’s Master Builders. After the Revolution, Connecticut’s traditional joiners and mechanics were at the forefront of defining a distinctive national architecture. Native building traditions, indigenous materials, and British design sources combined to create meaningful symbols appropriate to a new Republic.

 This talk by New Haven Connecticut Museum and Historical Society Director William Hosley surveys the contributions of some of Connecticut’s legendary builders, men whose practical work helped give birth to a new architecture that was both worldly and nationally distinctive. Considered together, the profiles of specific builders form a group portrait of the emerging architectural profession, and suggest how roots in the trades and the concept of “Yankee ingenuity” prepared Connecticut builders to be at the forefront of our new national architecture. A Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by Castleton Historical Society at Castleton Federated Church, 504 Main Street, 4:00 pm. Holly Hitchcock, (802) 468-5105.

Program is free and open to the public.