Video: “Spirits of Rokeby” talk with Charlotte Library

by Lindsay Varner, Rokeby Museum Director I was very happy to work with the Charlotte Library on October 19, 2021, to present a talk on the Spirits of Rokeby. This talk was created through the research I completed for the… Read More

Video: John Brown’s Vermont with Amy Godine

October 16, 2021: On this anniversary of the radical abolitionist John Brown’s nation-shaking raid on a federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry, Virginia, independent historian Amy Godine talked to us about John Brown’s reverberative meaning in and for Vermont — both in… Read More

Video: Demystifying the Creative Process with Courtney Clinton (ICYMI)

Before the final illustration, an artist makes dozens of sketchbook studies. In these studies they gather reference material and work out a creative image design. On September 12th, 2021, Rokeby Museum’s 2020 artist-in-residence, Courtney Clinton, joined us to… Read More

Rokeby Museum & Vermont History: A Conversation w/ Lindsay Varner on ‘Across The Fence’

Rokeby Museum director, Lindsay Varner, appeared on Across the Fence in August. You can watch the video by clicking below.  Across the Fence is the longest-running locally-produced program in the U.S. and has been on-air on WCAX-TV since… Read More

Book Review: “Slavery in the North” by Mark Howard Ross

Slavery in the North

“Ross uses the reality of slavery in the North to illustrate the ways by which societies forget their past — whether on purpose or by neglect.” — Rokeby Museum’s Joan Gorman in her review of “Slavery in the North,” by Mark Howard Ross

2021 Pie & Ice Cream Social

2021 Pie & Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 15, 2021, 1–4 pm: The Community Favorite is Back! Homemade pie, ice cream, live bluegrass with The Meatpackers, raffle baskets, and a chance to explore the grounds & exhibits at Rokeby. A delicious way to support the Museum! Sponsored by Pomerleau Real Estate.

Reading Frederick Douglass

Reading Frederick Douglass

Monday, July 5, 1:00 pm — Rokeby Museum and the Ferrisburgh Historical Society are collaborating to host a public reading of Frederick Douglass’s Fifth of July Speech. Community members are asked to join us and read a section of Douglass’s speech.

Tales of Oppression, Abolition, and Reform in the Hopper & Gibbons Families

On June 23rd, 2021, Angela Schear presented a talk on her abolitionist ancestors, Isaac T. Hopper and Abby Gibbons. Hopper authored a column in the “The National Anti-Slavery Standard“ entitled “Tales of Oppression,” and was a well-known abolitionist… Read More

Staff & Volunteer Spotlight — Meet Sawyer Ryan

Sawyer Ryan

by Sawyer Ryan, 2021 Intern Hello, my name is Sawyer. Ever since I was little, I had a great interest in the events of the past. I graduated from Plymouth State University in 2020 with a History degree and I… Read More

“A Modern Artist: The Commercial Art of Rachael Robinson Elmer”

Rokeby Museum’s 2021 season exhibit explores the career of Rachael Robinson Elmer (1878–1919) and her early twentieth-century success as a professional illustrator. Exhibit is open May 30–October 24, 2021.

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