Kurn Hattin Homes, A Legacy of Caring
There will be a new exhibit at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier on April 11, 2015 entitled A Legacy of Caring: Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. At the opening reception at 1:00 pm, Connie Sanderson, executive director of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children, will be introducing an historical exhibit telling the story of Kurn Hattin’s founding and development. Visitors will be able to see the story of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children and learn about the significant trends in the fields of childcare, education, and social services since the turn of the 19th century.
Since 1894, Kurn Hattin has helped thousands of disadvantaged children and their families by offering a safe home and quality education in a nurturing environment. The exhibit was developed by Kurn Hattin in association with Rapt Creative, using the newly re-organized archives at Kurn Hattin, and will be on loan to the Vermont Historical Society for until October.
Reverend Charles Albert Dickinson, a native of Westminster, VT, created Kurn Hattin Homes in Westminster as a secure place to live, go to school, and grow up to become happy, productive adults. Reverend Dickinson believed that young children in need could be cared for in a nurturing rural setting rather than the urban childcare institution which existed in the 1800s.
Exhibit will be included with the admission fee to the Vermont History Museum. Open until October 2015.
Visit www.vermonthistory.org/calendar for more information, or call Amanda Gustin at (802) 8282180.
A video will be shown at the opening of the Legacy of Caring exhibit depicting scenes from the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children.