Video: The Movement Towards Historical Recovery: Researching & Reckoning with New England’s Role in Colonization & Slavery
February 15, 2024 — As part of Rokeby Museum’s annual Black History Month lecture series, Meadow Dibble from Atlantic Black Box presented her work on historical recovery in New England.
Video: The Vermont Sampler Initiative: Uncovering a Rich HeritagePresented by Dr. Lynne Anderson, Director of the Sampler Archive Project & president of the Sampler Consortium
For girls growing up in 18th and 19th-century Vermont, school was more than a place to learn the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic. Plain and fancy needlework was an essential element of the curriculum, and all girls… Read More
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.”
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!