Farming at the Vermont Industrial School

This exhibit presents a number of photos that capture farming activities at the Vermont Industrial School. Farming played a significant role at the institution, both in providing food for the community and in serving as a method for teaching labor skills. It was common for boys to spend most of their time on the farm, collecting hay, tending the land and/or raising cattle. Even if they were not to pursue farming as a vocation, interests on the farm likley served useful in other industries. The photos in this collection highlight various activities on the farm and suggest that farming was not always specific to boys nor a certain age group.