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Burritt and His "Green" Home

  • B-01
  • Length of course: 1-1/2 hours
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Dr. Burritt was ahead of his time. His home has many features unique to his day. The wheat straw bale insulation he used is recommended for green buildings today. Even the shape of the house is unique. Learn about the myths of snakes in the walls and dragons in the dining room. Take a tour of the historic park buildings to see how settlers of the past designed structures to take advantage of solar heat and wind power.
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Hours of Operation
  • Closed: Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
  • Hours: Summer Hours (Apr - Oct): Tue - Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Winter Hours (Nov - Mar): Tue - Sat: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sun: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Open: President's Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Memorial Day. Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM