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Williston PROJECT
June 2004
Williston History Tours
October 2004
Kick off Celebration
January 2005
January 2005
Script Writing
February 2005
Play Production
March 2005
Play Performance
April 2005
Montpelier Celebration
May 2005
Vermont History Expo
June 2005
Contact Info & Links


research photoResearching stories for our script was a very hard and long process. First, we were put in groups with our volunteers from the community. Each group researched a specific topic like: The Circumferential Highway, Box Stores, Interstate 89, Thomas Chittenden, Williston 1800-1840, and many more. After studying these topics for two weeks each group figured out a story plan and everyone in the group had to write their own version of that story. We had to include many facts. During the script writing process most of stories were eventually turned into scenes for our play.

To help us along with our research we took a field trip to Montpelier. We went on a tour of the State House and then we went to the Vermont Historical Society's exhibit "Freedom and Unity." This trip gave us more ideas for skits and parts for our play. One of the major highlights of this trip was that some students were able to meet Governor Douglas and Lieutenant Governor Dubie.

Photo: Williston Historical Society volunteer Jack Price works with Phoenix House students in the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.