This is the formula for hands on history, which keeps our history and common heritage alive.
The educational programs performed by the Living History Association (LHA) put the participants inside the experience of our historical past. It gives young minds a chance to see the lives of past personalities—
beyond the mundane names, dates,
and basic circumstances of a past event.
History is made by people making decisions to overcome the turmoil of current circumstances, and living history is one step beyond the textbook to understand the environment under which history was made.
The spacious grounds of the Matterhorn Inn provide room for tenting, dining facilities, indoor work and classroom space as needed, a beautiful outdoor swimming pool (when the weather is right), and a friendly helpful staff that is hard to beat.
The Living History Association adds fifes and drums, open fire cooking, the soulful melodies of a mountain dulcimer, and a cannon's roar to the Inn's off season tranquility.
These are the sights and sounds of our past brought to life at the Matterhorn Inn, located in West Dover, Vermont, in the Mount Snow Region. This is the new educational program site for the LHA.
The LHA is a great resource for bringing history alive for school students of all ages. Students and teachers have the opportunity to get an overview of a particular time period while focusing on the details of everyday life.
This experience is accomplished through a number of avenues; a guided tour of the LHA's collections and exhibits, video presentations, live interactive role playing by costumed interpreters and hands-on examination of historical artifacts and reproductions.
The LHA offers a number of educational programs and services. Please select a program from the list below.
The LHA's Overnight School Programs and Teacher Workshops are sponsored by the Town of Dover, Vermont Economic Development Committee.
Please click on the links above for additional information
or contact the LHA directly for further details.