Watercolor Painting & the Unusual Hopkins

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Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Vermont History Center, 60 Washington Street, Barre, Vermont

The Vermont History Center will be hosting an exhibition of the exquisite 1840s drawing books of John Henry Hopkins, Sr. and Jr. Programs and activities on June 1 will launch the month-long exhibition.

From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm children of all ages are invited to try their hand at embellishing the Hopkins' illustrations using watercolor. Expert botanical drawing artist Susan Bull Riley will demonstrate watercolor techniques at 10:30 and 11:30 am. Vermont Historical Society Curator Jackie Calder will follow at 2:00 pm with an illustrated presentation about the unusual and sometimes controversial life of Bishop John Henry Hopkins, including background on the drawing books he produced with his son.

All activities are free and open to the public. Call for hours during the rest of June. Please contact Amanda Gustin, Public Programs Coordinator at amanda.gustin@state.vt.us or (802) 828-2180. Wheelchair accessible.