Vermont is known for its natural beauty, but the National Park Service has only one property in the state, the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. Established in 1992, the park tells the story of three men who occupied the same piece of land over time in the small town of Woodstock, and each had a unique impact on preserving the restoring the natural landscape: diplomat and writer George Perkins Marsh, railroad tycoon Frederick Billings, and scion Laurance Rockefeller. This virtual program will look at the history of conservation as told through this site, and explore some of the features of the park in and around Woodstock.
- Billings Farm & Museum
- George Perkins Marsh (1864), Man and Nature
- Andrea Wulf (2016), The Invention of Nature
- Rural Vermont: A Program for the Future (1931)
- Vermont Public Radio, “When Vermont Almost Got A National Park”
- UVM Landscape Change Archive
- Vermont Historical Society DigitalVermont