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

Staff & Volunteer Spotlight — Meet Allison Gregory

Allison Gregory

Blog post two in our Meet our Staff & Volunteers series! Meet Allison Gregory, Rokeby Museum’s Office Administration Manager. Starting her journey at Rokeby as Education & Interpretation Fellow in 2020, Allison is excited to be back in a new role!

Staff & Volunteer Spotlight — Meet Joan Gorman

Joan Gorman

Over the next few months, we’re going to introduce you to our staff and a few volunteers. Joan Gorman is our seasonal Visitor Center Coordinator. In the winter months, she volunteers at Rokeby helping with collections management. In her post, she shares her journey to Rokeby to “begin a new career.”

Rokeby Museum, PC Construction Announce 2021 Preservation Partnership

The Robinson House

Ferrisburgh and South Burlington, VT – Rokeby Museum is pleased to announce that PC Construction has stepped up as the Museum’s 2021 Preservation Sponsor.   Under the partnership, the employee-owned construction firm will complete approximately $20,000 worth of preservation work… Read More

A Social Justice Primer — “How to Be an Antiracist,” by Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi — How to Be an Antiracist

Book Review: “How to Be an Anti-Racist,” details Kendi’s journey and growing awareness of how racism informs his own life and thoughts. Along the way, he has taught himself how to be an anti-racist, and through his book, he speaks of and to himself as much as to the reader.

Righting the Erasure of Black History and Creating an Inclusive American Story

On February 2, 2021, Rokeby Museum hosted a virtual Black History Month Lecture that explored current efforts to recognize and right missing historical narratives in history. Three panelists joined the conversation to discuss their research and community work… Read More

What Happens at Rokeby Museum in the Winter Months? A Closer look at our Collections Work

Winter at Rokeby

From mid-May to October, Rokeby Museum is open to the public to tour the historic 90-acre site and view our exhibits, but we recently had a patron ask what we do during the rest of year when visitors… Read More

“Delightful, Complex, and Real People.”

“Danvis Tales: Selected Stories by Rowland E. Robinson”

Today’s readers will find both enjoyment and discomfort in Rowland Evans Robinson’s writings. Rokeby feels that Vermont poet and R.E.R. editor and enthusiast David Budbill (1940–2016) explores these dichotomies best in his preface to “Danvis Tales: Selected Stories by Rowland E. Robinson.”

Rokeby Museum Distance Drawing Course — Week 6: Illustration

Courtney Clinton

In this final installment from Rokeby artist-in-residence Courtney Clinton, she shows us that art can be accessible to all of us. It’s possible for us to unlock our own creativity when we take a systematic approach and let go of our self-doubt.

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Rokeby Museum’s Visitor Center and Historic Farm Buildings are closed for the season. Thank you to all who visited us this past season!