Lake Champlain Waldorf School Learns About Museum Collections
Rokeby Museum hosted 10th graders from the Lake Champlain Waldorf School for a collections care mini-internship. Students were introduced to the methodology of collections work, as well as techniques in proper storage, handling and cleaning. Read some of the student’s reflections below!
A Reflection on “All That She Carried,” by Tiya Miles
by Joan Gorman, Rokeby Museum
One day last summer I was talking to a visitor about the book, Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd and she asked if I had read, All That She Carried, as that book was the nonfiction version of the time and place Kidd brought to life. As soon as I looked into All That She Carried, I knew I needed to read it and I am very glad that I did.Read More
Video: Virtual Talk With Donald Yacovone Author of “Teaching White Supremacy: America’s Democratic Ordeal and the Forging of our National Identity”
On Thursday, February 23, 2023, Rokeby Museum held its third annual Black History Month Lecture. Donald Yacovone, a lifetime Associate at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African And African American Research discussed his recently published book Teaching White Supremacy: America’s Democratic Ordeal and the Forging of our National Identity.Read More
Video: Blyden B. Jackson Jr.’s posthumously released novel, “For One Day of Freedom”
On September 29, 2022, Rokeby Museum and Treleven Farm hosted a discussion about the book led by contributors to Jackson’s final publication and the book’s publisher.
For One Day of Freedom, Blyden Jackson’s third and final novel, published posthumously, is an epic tale of a young man’s attempt to escape slavery. Blyden was a civil rights activist in the 1960s who made his home in Vermont from 1981 to 2002.Read More
Staff & Volunteer Spotlight — Meet Wade Mullin
by Wade Mullin, Education Intern, University of Vermont
I recently enjoyed spending the 2022 summer working as the education intern here at Rokeby Museum. I am a senior at the University of Vermont seeking a bachelor’s and master’s degree in history. I am interested in pursuing a career in the field of museum studies and this summer internship was the perfect catalyst for some first hand experience.Read More