Thank you to Lawson’s Finest Liquids!

Thank you to Lawson's Finest Liquids!

From March 16–31st, 100% of donations received from the Lawson’s Finest Liquids taproom and online store were allocated to Rokeby Museum as part of the Lawson’s Finest Sunshine Fund. We cannot thank Lawson’s Finest Liquids and their patrons enough for such an incredible outpouring of support!

Staff & Volunteer Spotlight — Meet Roxanne Glassenberg

Roxanne Glassenberg

Roxanne is a senior at Rock Point School in Burlington, and recently spent time interning at Rokeby. Says Glassenberg, “Working at Rokeby placed me smack dab in the middle of an incredible collection of artifacts from Vermont’s storied past, and each and every one of the artifacts had a story that I got to be a part of.”

Rokeby Museum on NewTV’s “Museum Open House”

Earlier this month, Rokeby Museum director Lindsay Hoput-Varner, Ph.D., spoke with Jay Sugarman, host of NewTV’s Museum Open House. Lindsay spoke about the history and mission of the museum and gave a behind-the-scenes tour of the property as… Read More

Video: The Robinsons of Rokeby & Kauffman’s Station: A Story of Two Underground Railroad Sites

On February 17th, 2022, as part of Rokeby Museum’s Black History Month Lecture Series, Tucker Foltz (Rokeby Museum Education Programs Manager) and Matthew March (Education Curator at Cumberland County Historical Society in Pennsylvania) led a discussion on two very different sites that operated as part of… Read More

Video: 100 years of the Holmes Farm, 1822–1923: A Quaker Presence in the Champlain Valley — A Virtual Talk with David R. Holmes

On December 7th, 2021, David Holmes shared stories from his recently published book “On Being a Vermonter and the Rise and Fall of the Holmes Farm, 1822–1923.” From his family’s 17th century Quaker roots, their settlement in Monkton,… Read More

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

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