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Old Stone House AGAIN! Don’t Miss this!

By camilla @ 4:22 pm



Plein Air Exhibition ! Please don’t miss it!

By camilla @ 9:18 am

img_1672The MAC Center for the Arts proudly hosts Plein Air Northeast Kingdom. Opening Reception is Friday, September 16, 5-7 pm at the MAC Center, 158 Main Street, Newport.


‘Barton Falls’


‘ Willoughby Gap’           OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

“Art adds to a community, attracts a core of people who are intelligent, creative and bring new ideas. They have a lot of energy, which is a wonderful thing for a community to have.” This exhibit of work is by landscape artists who have been painting all through the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont during this summer of 2016.”


Jeffersonville artist,  Karen Winslow,  painting at ‘Perennial Pleasures’ in Hardwick

Also, Exhibit on view (Free) in the downstairs Gallery, September 16th, 2016 – October 15, 2016.

(Courtesy photos)


How to picture July! Photo Fun Kids know how!

By camilla @ 3:01 am

how-is-that-fun-max Here’s some photos from the July Challenges (Parades, Smiles, Fairs)

‘Zuckerman – Looking for Votes ‘ – Schuyler

‘Happy Positivity’ – Uma

‘I take my Rainbows very seriously’-Joe

(I love these hats)  ‘Parade-Watch and Smile)- Mei

‘Smiles by the Shore’- Schuyler

‘How is that fun?’ – Max                                                  zuckerman-looking-for-votes-schuyler_




Join Us for a terrific arts and crafts show!

By camilla @ 10:27 am
12th Annual Columbus Weekend Fine Arts & Crafts Show & Sale
There are spaces still available for the Wooden Horse Arts Guild Show. If you know of any artist or crafter who would be interested in a 2 day indoor show please forward this information to them. Application & info: Contact Camilla, 802.988.4300  Your work must be your own: Writers, Specialty Food Vendors with their own brand of food, candy  etc., photographer’s, Artist’s and Fine Crafts people.  Set up for show Friday, Oct 7 noon to 5 pm. Application at   Click SPECIAL EVENTS!
Lots of parking! Easy set up! Handicap accessible!  Restroom!


A painting from Fred

By camilla @ 8:47 am

St Mary Star of the Sea-600Fred Wilson, not only received a blue ribbon at the Art on the Fence, but has a new painting on his web page


“Fall Coming to theDeep Woods”                                                                                                              Fall coming to the deep woods resize-700 Local Farms are a specialty of Fred’s. See several on his web page.  Above-“St. Mary of the Sea” (Newport, VT.)



By camilla @ 11:01 am

This is absolutely made for you!   Tuesday, August 30, Music and Lunch!   Reserve now!


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“Art” on the Fence – MORE

By camilla @ 7:49 am

Art on the Fence -tasting Blueberry pie before Art on the Fence event! Now, that is a fence!- resized Img_0148--700 Img_0147-  resize Img_0146-  resize Img_0143-  resized Img_0140-700Here’s some paintings which made it to the fence!  One ‘brand-new’ artist!  Take a good look at the FENCE!  Thanks to Courtney! Sheep Fencing!

And,  ART is Img_0144- resizedhaving a bit of Blueberry Pie before heading for the Art on the Fence!

See the shelties! The kids loved this one by Josy shurtleff

APPLES! First painting by Fran!


And, the winner of PEOPLE’S CHOICE is =

By camilla @ 9:56 am

Thank You to all those hardy souls who didn’t let a ‘little rain’ keep them from enjoying the Jay Summer Fest on Saturday, August 13!  You enjoyed! You voted!(Art on the Fence) and gave! to Jay Focus Group and Wooden Horse Arts Guild!

ART was very happy that there were 146 votes to find the People’s Choice painting!  Such a wonderful variety from the Wooden Horse Arts Guild artists.  The children voted, too! And the winner is!  Coventry Covered Bridge 2wks before burn

The Coventry Bridge  painted by Leona White of Irasburg.  Leona sketched the bridge a bare two weeks before it was destroyed by arson in 1997. She  finished the painting soon after and here it is again! (the original Coventry Bridge) for all  to see. And, here is the story: . Leona made the bridge live again through her wonderful painting of the Coventry Bridge  and I guess many of you have memories of the bridge – so voted the painting “People’s Choice” at Art on the Fence! Congratulations! Leona, for keeping a memory alive!

Here are the three winners of the Art on the Fence:

First place - Fred Wilson - Art on the Fence - 2016      First-Fred Wilson  Second – Georgia Higley    – Third – Leona White  Thanks to all!

Second Place-Georgia Higley -Art on the Fence-2016Third Place-Leona White - Art on the Fence-2016



By camilla @ 7:58 am

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Here she comes!

Did you hear her?

On Monday, August 8, 2016, the Brownington Grammar School, built in 1823 for the teaching of children of Orleans County, was brought Home by the Old Stone House Museum folks who knew where she belonged: the place where her children were taught and learned and played and knew the man,  Alexander Twilight.   When you visit the Old Stone House grounds, can you hear them? – All those people of the past…teachers, parents, grandparents of the children who studied at the plain, but beautiful school and who lived in the Old Stone House dormitory.

Did you hear her? Did you feel her shudder in anticipation as the oxen were hitched to her and headed up the road? “I’m going home! I’m going home!” As the oxen drew closer and closer  to the original place of her home, did you feel the excitement and tears of joy of those who watched the momentous event?

In a short time she will be ‘settled’ with her ‘sister’ buildings of the Old Stone House Dormitory and if you listen closely, you will hear her – “Thank you for bringing me Home – I’m Home!”

All who helped to make the move of the Grammar school possible, deserve a million thanks for their OXEN, their donations, energy, time and thoughts of the importance of the school as its place in history – special thanks to the Old Stone House Museum and Orleans County Historical Society.

I know that you felt the thrill of this moment in time as I did.     “She’s Home!”


Thank you, from the Bottom of my heart for these Moments to Remember.    Camilla Mead, North Troy,  president, Wooden Horse Arts Guild.




44 oxen bringing the Grammar School HOME!!

By camilla @ 7:35 pm

oxenThe oxen have gathered! Today, Sunday, August 7th, 4-H Teamsters from Vermont & New Hampshire, and area adult teamsters gathered for oxen events at the Old Stone House in Brownington, VT. Tomorrow morning, Monday, August 8th, the 22 oxen hitch will hitch up to the Grammar School to bring it to its original 1823 site.

This will be an amazing event…..44 oxen bringing the School HOME.

On Monday, August 8th for the move, plan to arrive around 9, Park and Walk to Viewing Area. Move will start around 10. Parking on Perimeter, Handicapped Parking Near Viewing Area, Museum, Barns and Oxen Exhibit Open, Food Available.



From the North: take Hinman Settler Road to parking area to the North of The Hall House

From the North West: Take West Road to the Parking area to the South of the  Grammar School

From the South: Follow the green marked roads to get to The Old Stone House on Aug. 8. Then follow the signs on the road for parking directionsHinman Settler Rd and West Rd will be closed from 8am on from 100 feet from the Grammar School. Handicap accessibility will be well marked.
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