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

Rokeby Celebrates Poetry Month

April is Poetry Month and Ruth Farmer, shared a few “Rokeby poems” in this short video. She notes in her presentation, the Robinsons are “exemplars of artists paying attention” and “for me encountering the visuals and the words… Read More

Run For Rokeby (Anywhere!) 5K

Run for Rokeby (Anywhere!) 5K

May is National Preservation Month and we’re asking you to join us in running or walking a 5K (from anywhere!) in support of Rokeby Museum and the on-going preservation of this historic site. No matter where you are in the country you can support the mission and preservation of this National Historic Landmark.

Reading Rowland Evans Robinson

On March 16, 2021, Rokeby Trustee, Dean Leary, presented on the life and works of Vermont author Rowland Evans Robinson.  At one point Ferrisburgh resident Rowland Evans Robinson (1833–1900) was one of Vermont’s most beloved writers. Leary, a… Read More

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