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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Rokeby Museum Virtual Events - Rokeby Museum now offers a virtual tour of the historic Robinson home and exhibition Free & Safe the Underground Railroad in Vermont. To book at tour with our educator email tfoltz@rokeby.org or visit our website - https://rokeby.org/education/
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Happy Holidays from Rokeby Museum
Christmas Card in Rokeby's collection. 
Drawn on blue grey paper, a Christmas message, "JOYFUL / MAY YOUR / CHRISTMAS / BE / 1896" Holly branches  with berries and leaves curl to the left and below. Created by Rachael Robinson Elmer or her mother Anna Stevens Robinson. 
During this giving season consider a donation to Rokeby Museum. Your tax-deductible gift enables Rokeby Museum to engage with our community through innovative and interactive programming.

Thank you for your end-of-year gift and we look forward to welcoming you to the Museum in 2023!

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