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!

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