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May 27, 2010

Exploring the Present and Past at Vermont’s Culture & Heritage Days

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Culture & Heritage Days celebration May 29-July 5 will give Vermonters and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of events and experiences that illustrate Vermont’s dynamic culture.

Culture & Heritage Days provides a window into the vast array of Vermont traditions, old and evolving, that can be discovered in Vermont. The event illustrates Vermont’s unique sense of place and the state’s diversity: from county fairs with roots in the 19th century to vital towns with sights focused on a sustainable future.

Culture & Heritage signature events include Open Studio Weekend on May 29-30, Vermont Days on June 12-13, the Vermont History Expo on June 26-27, and the ongoing State of Craft Exhibit and Showcase.

“When people think of Vermont, it is often in terms of our scenic landscape, covered bridges, and fall foliage,” said Governor Jim Douglas. “The idea behind Culture & Heritage Days is to discover old and new cultural traditions that have shaped, and continue to shape, Vermont’s way of life.”

Culture & Heritage Days will also feature special events, including the Strolling of the Heifers, the Vermont Dairy Festival, Independence Day celebrations among others throughout the state. The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing will be offering tickets and products on Facebook ( to encourage people to share their experiences at events and attractions during Culture & Heritage Days.

“Culture & Heritage Days is an opportunity to promote activities and attractions that can be enjoyed throughout the summer, including state parks, the Green Mountain National Forest, historic sites, museums, country stores and more,” said Vermont Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Bruce Hyde. “We hope that a Culture & Heritage Days event or experience will inspire people to continue to explore other aspects of contemporary Vermont.”

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Source: Department of Tourism and Marketing
Last Updated at: May 27, 2010 09:15:35