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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Registration is open for our Feburary Lecture with Atlantic Black Box - The Movement Twards Historical Recovery: Researching & Reckoning with New England's Role in Colonization & Slavery.  Learn more and register - https://rokeby.org/visit/programsevents/ 
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We are working with @dadguild to present a discussion of Racial Learning with Young Children.

Children notice differences in skin color from three months onward. By three years, they start making observations, asking questions, and forming conclusions about race on factors such as worth and importance. To effect change and help dismantle systemic racism, it is essential that parents take the initiative and engage with their children on race and racism. But for such a vast and complicated topic, where does one even start?

Please join us as Tucker Foltz - Education Programs Manager at Rokeby Museum - explains the burgeoning field of Early Childhood Education Racial Learning and Rokeby’s journey of teaching anti-bias curriculum to preschoolers.

This in-person workshop for dads and masc-identifying caregivers will take place on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024, from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at the Shelburne Town Office Complex (located at 5420 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT).

Pre-registration is required. Please visit dadguild.org to register today!

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