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Green Mountain Club Exhibition

Map of the Long Trail, drawn by James P. Taylor, 1910

In celebration of Historic New England and the Green Mountain Club’s one hundredth anniversaries in 2010 we partnered to develop a traveling exhibition that explores how people have and continue to use Vermont’s Long Trail, and the commitment of the Green Mountain Club volunteers to preserve the Long Trail system for future generations. The Long Trail is the oldest long-distance trail in the United States, following the main ridge of the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts-Vermont line to the Canadian border.

Historic New England and the Green Mountain Club not only share the same founding year, we also share a goal of preserving and sharing the New England landscape. Through education programs and models of preservation, Historic New England and the Green Mountain Club work to serve the public and foster an appreciation for the history and natural beauty of New England.

In keeping with the Green Mountain Club’s mission, “to make the  Vermont Mountains play a larger part in the life of the people,” the exhibit is designed to inspire viewers to ask themselves, “What part do the Vermont Mountains play in my life?”  The exhibition is traveling to public libraries around the state of Vermont to build awareness of the history of the Long Trail and develop an appreciation for the stewardship of Vermont’s mountains and hiking trails. 

This project is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Harris and Frances Block Foundation.

Trail cleaning party

View the exhibition panels.

For more information, to request a prospectus, or inquire about a rental fee, please contact exhibition rentals.







Green Mountain Club Exhibition