Kurn Hattin News
Key Bank Hosts Kurn Hattin Historical Exhibit
An exhibit commemorating the 125th anniversary of the founding of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children is on display at Key Bank on Main Street in Brattleboro, Vermont.
The 11-panel exhibit, A Legacy of Caring: Adapting to the changing needs of children and families, featuring a curated selection of photos and documents from Kurn Hattin Homes’ archives, dating from the late 1800s through the present is being displayed throughout the region with its first stop at the Brattleboro Key Bank. The exhibit tells the story of Kurn Hattin’s founding and development within the context of major events in Vermont and U.S. history, as well as the significant trends in the fields of child care, education, and social services since the turn of the 19th century that have helped to shape the organization’s philosophy and approach.
It's Sugar Season at Kurn Hattin
The cold temps caused Kurn Hattin Homes to get a late start in maple sugaring this year. All students help in the sugaring process. Pictured are farm managers Real Bazin and Conor Fitzgerald with some of our youngest helpers. End result? An appreciation of where real food comes from, and pancakes with syrup they helped make!
Kurn Hattin 2019 Jazz Invitational
Join us for the 12th Annual Kurn Hattin Jazz Invitational on April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. This not-to-be- missed event will be held in the Mayo Memorial Center, Higbie Auditorium at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in Westminster, VT.
New Hampton Students Immerse themselves into Kurn Hattin
Thirteen New Hampton School students spent a week in March at Kurn Hattin exploring their group’s essential question: What does a nurturing environment look like?
Faith's Auto Group Supports Kurn Hattin Homes for Children
Faith Mba, President of Faith's Toyota Ford in Westminster and Faith's Ford in Brattleboro, VT presented Stephen Harrison, Executive Director of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children with a donation of $5,000.
Building bonds between local businesses and the communities we serve is important to both Faith and Kurn Hattin. Faith said, "I was struck by the diversity of the players from Kurn Hattin at a recent basketball game I attended. The players were so supportive of one another and had a real sense of pride and comradery, and this moved me."
A Bountiful Kurn Hattin Christmas
The Christmas season is a very special time at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. In November, the children selected Christmas trees donated by Christmas Trees of Vermont. The trees were placed around the campus and decorated with traditional and handmade ornaments. Santa Claus was seen several times this year in Bellows Falls and at the Kurn Hattin cottages. Chester Rotary Club came along with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and The Grinch to deliver gifts to all our residents. Vermont Academy students hosted the children for a Christmas dinner. Keene Elm City Rotary club and Savings Bank of Walpole both visited the cottages they sponsor through Adopt-A-Cottage. Walgreens employees came to stuff stockings full of items donated by their generous customers.
Annual Veteran's Day Celebration
Seventh grader, Tayshaun, greets guests Colonel Bruce Martin, U.S. Army retired and Pete Manning, Staff Sergeant National Guard at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children’s Veterans’ Day Celebration. Including readings, candle lighting, music, and lunch, the ceremony, in its 23rd year, is planned and hosted by American and world history, and civics teacher Richard Long.
Guests Welcomed at Kurn Hattin Get Acquainted Day
All things Halloween at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children
On October 26, Harry Potter Night was a magical event that delighted everyone and was the perfect compliment to Kurn Hattin Homes’ Halloween Dance. The dining hall was transformed into the Great Hall at Hogwarts. Students sat by Houses and enjoyed a roast beef dinner while being entertained by stilt walkers and a magician. Adults and children made wands, tried their hand at Quidditch (sport played on broomsticks), and learned about snakes and our school’s python in the Chamber of Secrets.