Billings Farm & Museum Celebrates
25th Anniversary on July 20
Governor Jim Douglas to Speak
Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont's rural heritage, invites the public to its 25th
Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, July 20, 2008. Governor James Douglas will be the guest
speaker as the Farm & Museum celebrates Vermont's rural culture with traditional music and
programs from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Admission is free for the entire day.
Laurance and Mary Rockefeller founded the Billings Farm & Museum 25 years ago. Their vision was to
preserve the Billings Farm, open it to the public and to create a museum that would tell the story of the
farming culture of rural Vermont.
In addition to programs and activities at the the farm, in the museum exhibits, and in the restored and
furnished 1890 Farm House, the 25th Anniversary Celebration will feature: The Vermont Fiddle
Orchestra at 1:00 p.m., followed by remarks by Vermont Governor James Douglas at 2:00 p.m.;
author and storyteller Willem Lange at 3:00 p.m., and Robert Resnik & Friends at 4:00 p.m.
An operating dairy farm and museum dedicated to telling the story of Vermont's rural heritage, the Billings
Farm & Museum is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc., a charitable non-profit
institution founded by Mary French and Laurance Spelman Rockefeller. The Farm & Museum serves as a
gateway to rural Vermont's heritage for 60,000 visitors a year from all over the world. It is also an
operating partner of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. More that 6,000 students
from Vermont and neighboring states visit the Billings Farm & Museum annually, participating in programs
tied directly to the Vermont Educational Standards.
Billings Farm & Museum
Route 12 & River Road
P.O. Box 489
Woodstock, VT 05091-0489
802-457-2355 ~ Fax: 802-457-4663