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A visit to Kipling’s home

A trip to visit Rudyard Kipling’s home Naulakha in Dummerston, Vt., is planned for March 26, by the Historical Society of Cheshire County.

Kipling described his home in Dummerston as a ship with its study in the prow and its kitchen in the stern. The home named Naulakha had a commanding view over sloping meadows to the Connecticut River Valley and the mountains of New Hampshire. It was built between 1892 and 1893 and it is where he first told his “Just So Stories” to his daughter.

The property was rescued by The Landmark Trust, USA in 1992 and is a National Historic Landmark for its unusual example of Shingle Style architecture.

In addition to touring Kipling’s home, visitors will see storyteller Jackson Gillman perform as Kipling telling his “Just So Stories.”

The trip will carpool from the Historical Society of Cheshire County, leaving at noon to arrive at Naulakha for a 1 p.m. tour and performance.

Admission is $16 per person and $12 for members of the Society. Space is limited to 20 people. Reservations can be made by calling 352-1895.

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