About Rokeby

“unrivaled among known sites for its historical integrity and the poignancy of the stories it tells.”

From 1793 to 1961, Rokeby was home to four generations of Robinsons — a remarkable family of Quakers, farmers, abolitionists, artists, and authors. Today, the Robinson family’s home is a National Historic Landmark, designated for its exceptional Underground Railroad history. Rokeby is among the best-documented Underground Railroad sites in the country, one the National Park Service has described as:

“unrivaled among known sites for its historical integrity
and the poignancy of the stories it tells.”

Telling those stories is at the center of the Museum’s mission, which is to “connect visitors with the human experience of the Underground Railroad and with the lives of the Robinsons, who lived on and farmed this land for nearly 200 years.” Guided by Rachel Gilpin and Rowland Thomas Robinson’s commitment to speaking truth to power, today’s Rokeby is committed to serving as a center for the exploration and discussion of contemporary social justice issues.

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We're excited to announce the addition of the 
The Kowal Family Band as part of Rokeby Museum's Harvest Day on Sunday, Sept. 19th from 12-3pm!

The Kowal Family Band is a group of 4 siblings from northern Vermont singing and playing bluegrass music. Maddie (13/fiddle), Finn (16/banjo), Ted (11/mandolin) and Max (17/guitar).
The Kowal Family Band is sponsored by @YoungTraditionsVermont.
Harvest Day at Rokeby Museum
Saturday, September 19th, 12:00-3:00 pm

Join us for a family-friendly, autumnal celebration outside on the Rokeby lawns! At 12:30, gather for a read-along with author and farmer Eugenie Doyle of her book, Sleep Tight Farm. Afterward, Rokeby staff will lead a historic tool talk and demonstration, sharing stories about family, food, farming, and changes through time. Children are invited to paint harvest murals and participate in leaf collecting crafts and games! Free apples provided by Champlain Orchards. 
 
The event is included with museum admission, masks required for unvaccinated participants.
Upcoming activities at Rokeby Museum, including Demystifying the Creative Process with Courtney Clinton on September 12th! To register visit - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/168459465797
The Bixby Library and Rokeby Museum are delighted to be partnering this summer to bring you three, FREE storytimes and sing-alongs among Rokeby’s farm buildings. 
The next storytime is August 17th at 3:30 PM. The theme will be Indigenous Heritage. The program is intended for elementary school-aged students, but all ages are welcome to attend.  Parents are encouraged to bring blankets and/or chairs. Indoor location is available in case of rain. No pre-registration is required. #rokebymuseum #storytime #museumeducation
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Rokeby Museum’s Visitor Center and Historic Farm Buildings are open for the season.