This coming weekend, May 9-10, the 2nd – in a series of 4 workshops to recreate the Dummerston Town Pound – will be held in Dummerston Center, VT.
Pray for sunny skies – we look forward to welcoming 12 pre-registered workshop participants this weekend.
Hot drink mug – we’ll have coffee and tea available
Bag lunch – optional – we’ll do a deli run mid-day by request (please bring $)
Eye protection/safety glasses
Rain gear (in case!)
Sturdy work boots
Tools – if you have them: any personal stoneworking tools – hammer, prybar, etc. – we’ll have some tools available
Map of the site.
Workshop site is located next to the Town Clerk and Historical Society buildings.
In October of 1796, Benjamin Alvord built a livestock pound for the town of Dummerston, Vermont. The size of the fence was 4 feet wide at the base and 6 feet in height. Each of the four sides was 36 feet long. The site, in Dummerston Center, was near where the Historical Society building stands today but nothing remains of the original pound.