Celebration of the Birchdale CampSaturday, August 28
The Windham Foundation invites you to celebrate the opening of Birchdale Camp!
Celebrate the Opening of Birchdale Camp
The Windham Foundation invites you to celebrate the opening of Birchdale Camp, designed and built by Alec Turner, who settled in Grafton in 1873 as a Vermont hill farmer after escaping enslavement during the Civil War. This is the last standing structure at Journey’s End, as storyteller Daisy Turner named the Turner family homestead, a featured stop on Vermont’s African American Heritage Trail.
Gather with us at the Grafton Trails Center and sojourn with us up Turner Hill to Birchdale Camp. Reception follows back at the Trail Center.
Birchdale Camp Opening Celebration
Schedule of Events
9:30 AM: Park and gather at the Grafton Trails Center
Please do not drive personal vehicles up Turner Hill Road to Birchdale Camp. Please park at the Grafton Trails Center and transportation will be provided.
11AM: Ceremony at the Birchdale Camp
Visit the Birchdale Camp site and hear from notable speakers about the history of the Birchdale Camp project and the Turner family homestead known as Journey’s End.
12PM: Lunch at the Grafton Trails Outdoor Center
Enjoy refreshments and chat with the speakers and project partners.