Do you play chess? Have you or your kids wanted to learn how? If you are 11 years old or older (or younger and accompanied by a parent!) join Hardwick resident and chess enthusiast Paul Fixx at the Jeudevine Memorial Library on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Said Ben Franklin of chess in 1750: The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions; for life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events, that are, in some degree, the effect of prudence, or the want of it.
You can check out passes for 3 days for either free or reduced admission to:
Vermont History Museum: Allows one family into the museum. Year round. Year round.
Fairbanks Museum: Allows one family into the museum. (There is a charge to see the Planetarium.) Year round.
Vermont State Parks: Allows one car with up to 8 people free to listed State Parks. Most parks open May - October.
Vermont Historic Sites: Allows one car with up to 8 people free to listed State Historic Sites.
American Precision Museum: 2 adults and children get in free except on the Annual Model Engineering Show and Family Maker Space. Open Daily from 10-5, Memorial Weekend through October 31.
Old Stone House Museum: Buy one admission and get one admission free. Open for tours May 15th - October 15.
ECHO museum: Allows 2 adults and 2 kids at $7/each. Year round.
Eligible families receive $3/person daily admission (limit 6 visitors) or a 6-Person Membership for $20. To confirm your eligibility, please show your photo ID and one of the following at Montshire’s admissions desk:
Visit https://www.montshire.org/support/warm-welcome for more information on discounts, scholarships, and printable forms!
Phone: (802) 472-5948
Address: Jeudevine Memorial Library
93 North Main St.
P.O. Box 536
Hardwick, VT 05843