Rokeby Museum Welcomes New Director

Lindsay Houpt-Varner

We are thrilled to announce that Lindsay Houpt-Varner, PhD, will lead Rokeby as its first full-time director. Lindsay comes to Rokeby after four years at Cumberland County Historical Society in Pennsylvania, where she led initiatives in preservation, heritage, and community engagement with history and the humanities.

Together We Make a Difference

Catherine Brooks

Outgoing director Catherine Brooks reflects on her three years at the helm of Rokeby Museum and shares her thoughts about the Museum’s impact. Stories told and conversations started at Rokeby leave us all with more insight, with more knowledge, and more intent to make the world a better place.

Rokeby Pie and Ice Cream Social News

Donna Fraser-Leary at the Rokeby Pie & Ice Cream Social in 2009

Has the mention of pie and ice cream in Rokeby’s backyard got you pining for a taste? Sadly, you will have to wait until next summer, when Rokeby hopes to hold this classic event again, in the true spirit of a “Social.” We hope you will join us again for this perennial favorite in the summer of 2021.

A Time to Listen, a Time to Learn, and a Time to Act

Black Lives Matter protest in Montpelier, VT

Rokeby Museum stands in full support of demonstrators seeking racial justice. We urge close listening to Black voices; learning about historic injustice and pervasive inequalities; and supporting the end to systemic racism.

The Rokeby Messenger — Spring 2020: No. 171

In this Spring 2020 Newsletter, read about Rokeby’s unfortunate loss during the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic, virtual access, a new Education and Interpretation Fellow, newly digitized Civil War correspondence, new trustees, as well as our 2019 Annual Fund Donor… Read More

Updates & News from Rokeby — May 1, 2020

Rokeby Backyard

When will Rokeby Museum open for the 2020 season? Rokeby Museum’s spring opening is on hold as we await guidance from the State of Vermont to determine when we can once again safely welcome visitors. In the meantime, check out special stay-at-home postings on our Facebook and Instagram pages, or sign up for a virtual tour. Stay tuned for our re-opening announcement, and potential date changes for exhibits and programs.

Contemporary Art at Rokeby Museum

Contemporary Art at Rokeby Museum

In May 2019, Contemporary Art at Rokeby Museum began an ambitious two-year project designed to engage artists and the public with Rokeby Museum archives, objects, buildings, and land. Project activities will demonstrate how contemporary art can pick up the unfinished work of history and foster civic engagement in social, economic, and environmental justice issues.

Rokeby Museum Partners with Kasini House to Bring Contemporary Art to Ferrisburgh Historic Site

  Rokeby Museum announces the launch of a new partnership with Kasini House designed to engage contemporary artists as interpreters of the museum’s unique history. Ric Kasini Kadour will assume the role of Curator and Project Director of… Read More