After the success of our virtual book-sharing discussion group last month, we’ve decided to start a Winter Season Book Group. Join us each month, January–April for FREE virtual discussions about four powerful books. Registration in advance is required.
Our Annual Fund Drive kicks off in November. Consider supporting Rokeby Museum in our mission to educating the public on the history of abolition, advocacy, art, and agriculture through the lives of the Robinson Family. Donate today.
While our season has come to an end, we’ve decided to add some extra opportunities for you to visit! Starting Oct. 31st we’ll be open weekends from 10am–4pm until December 6th. During this time you can visit our exhibit “Free & Safe,” explore the farm’s outbuildings, and wander the interpretive trail.
This stunning exhibit chronicles the stories of Simon and Jesse, two fugitives from slavery who found shelter at Rokeby in the 1830s. Free & Safe traces their stories from slavery to freedom, introduces the abolitionist Robinsons who called Rokeby home, and explores the turbulent decades leading up to the Civil War.
The house tour is an intimate experience, during which visitors encounter the stories of all four generations of the Robinsons on their own terms — and in their own spaces. Due to COVID-19, house tours are not available at this time, but check back. An alternative experience may be available soon.
Rokeby Museum presents a nationally significant Underground Railroad story tucked inside a quintessential Vermont experience. A major exhibit Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont brings the Underground Railroad vividly to life. Focused on Simon and Jesse, two fugitives from slavery who found shelter here in the 1830s, the exhibit traces their stories from slavery to freedom, introduces the abolitionist Robinson family who called Rokeby home, and explores the turbulent decades leading up to the Civil War. The historic house fully furnished with 200 years of domestic belongings provides an intimate glimpse into the family’s life through four generations. Once a thriving Merino sheep farm, Rokeby retains nine historic farm buildings filled with agricultural artifacts. Acres of pastoral landscape dotted with old wells, stone walls, and historic orchards invite a leisurely stroll or a hike up the trail. Picnic tables accommodate lunch outdoors.
Take a virtual tour of this stunning exhibit that chronicles the stories of Simon and Jesse, two fugitives from slavery who found shelter at Rokeby in the 1830s. Would you like to have your own private virtual tour? Email to make arrangements.
Did you know that we have hiking trails? Our trails are open daylight hours year-round. We have a Trail Map and interpretive brochure for the trail so you can learn as you hike!
Now, more than ever, we’re trying to find ways to stay connected. Programs and events for Winter 2021 are being considered. Subscribe to our eNewsletter to receive the latest updates and news from Rokeby Museum.