All programs must be scheduled in advance.
Field Trip to the LHA at the Fort at No. 4
Over the years the LHA has worked many times with the staff at the Fort at No. 4, a large French and Indian War wood stockade fortress at Charlestown, New Hampshire.
This program has gone in and out of use, depending on the current needs of the fort and the budget available to present it.
Colonial programs only available. It is suggested that trips to the Fort Museum allow at least 2½ hours to tour the site. Most of this time will be spent with a staff interpreter who will conduct a detailed tour of the Fort.
Lunch is not provided, so groups are encouraged to bring their own.
The cost for this program is $10 per student for classes of 30 students or less, and $8 per student for larger classes.
Recommended class size is 25-50 students.
Programs run in time blocks beginning at 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM.
All groups must pre-register.
This program includes Fort visits plus and intensive training session with LHA Living History Interpreters, taking the 2-hour tour and turning it into an all-day class.
The Fort can be made available for an overnight program at a fee that is to be negotiated between the LHA and the Fort at the time that a school makes an inquiry. To contract for this program you must ask for the "LHA Program at the Fort at #4." Call the LHA at 802-368-7913 or e-mail the LHA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Battle of Hubbardton is the only Revolutionary War battle to be fought entirely on Vermont soil and was a rear guard action made by a portion of the American army that was escaping the British invasion down Lake Champlain. It is one of America’s most beautiful and pristine Revolutionary War sites, and is set high in the mountains of Vermont.
The LHA has performed annual reenactments at the site since 1978 and enjoys a good working relationship with the State of Vermont.
Field trips for schools, with an LHA interpreter in either Civil War or Revolutionary War attire are available for groups of 50 at a flat fee of $200 that includes the interpreter's travel expense. Large groups of students can be accommodated with a modest additional expense for more interpreters so as to handle the volume of students.
Hubbardton Battlefield in Hubbardton, Vermont is just off Route 4 west of Rutland. Allow for a 2½ to 4 hour visit. Many artifacts, reproductions, and drill muskets will be a part of the program.
Call 802-368-7913 or e-mail the LHA at email@example.com.
At Your School or Other Historic Sites
If you desire to have us visit you we can provide a historical interpreter at a cost of$150 per day plus 40¢ per mile traveling expense.
Our historical personality will be dressed in period attire appropriate to the era he or she represents. They will also bring several artifacts for viewing and hands-on involvement.
This program is available for a single class or a modest size assembly.
The program is best suited for 50 students or less, and runs from 1 hour to 1½ hours. Multiple sessions are available daily.
In-school programs focus on two time periods, either the Colonial period or the American Civil War.
The Colonial period discusses the French and Indian war and the mindset of Colonial Americans that brings them to revolution in 1775. It also discusses the arms and equipment as well as many of the social customs of the American Revolutionary soldier.
The American Civil War program concentrates on the economy of 19th century America. New Inventions, the causes of the war, soldier's life and his arms and equipment.
All in-school programs require a letter from the appropriate school administrator granting permission to bring black powder single shot muskets into the building. Absolutely no live ammunition will be carried or displayed.
In schools where no-tolerance policies exist for weapons of any kind, a less dynamic approach to the discussion of period weapons (i.e., the use of drawings) can be substituted.