Racial Learning for Young Children: Rokeby Museum Launches New Education Programming

by Tucker Foltz, Education Programs Manager, Rokeby Museum In 2022, Rokeby Museum launched a multidimensional, early childhood racial learning program to offer preschool learners a supportive environment to explore the diversity of the human experience. In its first… Read More

2023 Pie & Ice Cream Social

2023 Pie & Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 13, 1–4 pm. Celebrate Summer and community with Rokeby’s Annual Pie & Ice Cream Social. There will be yards and yards of homemade pies, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, live music from Bob Recupero and Young Tradition Vermont, raffle baskets, croquet, and badminton on the back lawns, and a chance to explore the historic home, grounds, and exhibits at Rokeby.

Lake Champlain Waldorf School Learns About Museum Collections

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… Read More

A Reflection on “All That She Carried,” by Tiya Miles

Ruth's embroidery from 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… 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:… 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.

Staff & Volunteer Spotlight — Meet Wade Mullin

Wade Mullin, 2022 Education Intern

Wade is a senior at the University of Vermont, and recently spent time interning at Rokeby. Says Mullin, “it has given me a greater appreciation for the importance of museums that accurately portray the history of freedom seekers and the quest for abolition by giving voices to the previously voiceless.”

2022 Pie & Ice Cream Social

2022 Pie & Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 14, 2022, 1–4 pm: The Community Favorite is Back! Homemade pie, ice cream, live bluegrass from Interstate Express, raffle baskets, and a chance to explore the grounds & exhibits at Rokeby. A delicious way to support the Museum!

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… Read More

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!