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History Comes Alive!

History Comes Alive! In partnership with the Rokeby Museum

  • Ages 8-13 for campers • Ages 14-18 for Leaders-in-Training (LITS)

    To see more information on History Comes Alive! and to register, click on this link.

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  • Teens 14-18 are invited to apply for one of 4 Leader-in-Training positions. To apply please send a short cover letter to registrar@flynncenter.org explaining why you are interested and why you are a ood fit for the position. Apply early - we can only take 4 LiTs!

    Please note: Online registration requires payment in full. To pay a 50% deposit, or to request a scholarship or payment plan, please fill out This online form or call 802-652-4537.

  • Limit: 16 Campers, 4 LITs

Imagine you lived around Ferrisburgh, Vermont in the 1830s. At this time Rachel and Rowland Robinson owned a farm in this town and were Vermont abolitionists. Simon and Jesse were fugitives from slavery who were aided by a network of abolitionists. At different times, they made it to the Robinson farm in Vermont and worked alongside free blacks, Yankees, and Irish. Come to the Rokeby Museum to imagine what this time was like. We will use the house, out buildings, and grounds of the museum, which have been in the Robinson family for 150 years, as our setting for the week’s improvisation. Simple costumes will be used to develop fictional characters who respond to the joys and challenges of the time. Family and friends are invited to see highlights from the week’s adventures on Friday afternoon.

FlynnArts Faculty

KATHRYN MAITLAND has been involved with History Comes Alive! for 15 years. She started as a camper, became a Leader-in-Training, and then moved on to the Assistant role. Last year, she co-led the camp with camp founder Joan Robinson. Kathryn is a native Vermonter who graduated from UVM, then went on to serve in the Peace Corps in St. Lucia for 2 years. Currently, Kathryn lives back in Vermont and teaches 4th grade.

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