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. 

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Staff & Volunteer Spotlight — Meet Wade Mullin

Wade Mullin, 2022 Education Intern

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.

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2022 Pie & Ice Cream Social

2022 Pie & Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 14, 2022, 1–4 pm
Admission: FREE
Slice of Pie & Ice Cream: $6
Interstate Express Bluegrass Band

We are very excited to have our community favorite back once again this summer. Join us as we celebrate Summer with Rokeby’s Annual Pie & Ice Cream Social. As in previous years, there will be yards and yards of homemade pies along with ice cream, Live bluegrass music from Interstate Express, raffle baskets, croquet, and badminton on the back lawns. The Museum’s Education Center and Exhibits are open for free during the Social.

Admission to Rokeby Museum exhibits, grounds, and Pie & Ice Cream Social is free.

New this year, the Historic Robinson Home will be open from 1 pm–3 pm. Our volunteer guides will be in the house to answer questions and provide insight. Visitors can check in with a guide at the front porch. Please note, there is a maximum occupancy of 20 people inside the house. No food or drink will be allowed in the house and masks will be required.

Slice of Pie: $5
Slice of Pie with Ice Cream: $6
Ice Cream: $1
Beverages: $1

Giftbasket Raffle:
1 Ticket: $5
5 Tickets: $20

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Video: Weaving, Interrupted: Handweaving Technique Before the American Revival

On May 26th, 2022, as part of Sheep and Wool Day, Justin Squizzero, founder of The Burroughs Garret and educator at Marshfield School of Weaving, gave a lesson on the techniques and history of handweaving before the Arts & Crafts revivals of the 20th century. 

Thank you to Lawson’s Finest Liquids!

Thank you to Lawson's Finest Liquids!

From March 16–31st, Rokeby Museum was on “On Tap” at Lawson’s Finest Liquids in Waitsfield. During that time, 100% of donations received from the taproom and through their online store were allocated to the Museum. This initiative is part of the Lawson’s Finest Sunshine Fund, within their Social Impact Program.

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