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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A snowy scene on this winter day. 

Sketch by Rowland Evans Robinson. Caption: Young cattle in our pasture. Rokeby Museum Collection.

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Seasons Greetings from Rokeby Museum 

Image: Card for Lucy S. Wicker by designed by Rachael Robinson Elmer, 1916 

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For a second year, Rokeby Museum will open its doors for holiday shopping on December 4th from 11 - 2! 
We’ll have special sale prices in the museum store, Rokeby-sourced door swags for sale, and the exhibit Free & Safe open for you to explore.
Also, joining us this year is a pop-up shop by the @LakeChamplainMaritimeMuseum and a printing press demo by A Revolutionary Press!
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