Updates & News from Rokeby — May 1, 2020
When will Rokeby Museum open for the 2020 season?
Rokeby Museum’s spring opening is on hold as we await guidance from the State of Vermont to determine when we can once again safely welcome visitors. In the meantime, check out special stay-at-home postings on our Facebook and Instagram pages, or sign up for a virtual tour. Stay tuned for our re-opening announcement, and potential date changes for exhibits and programs.
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Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont Virtual Tour
Take a virtual tour of this stunning exhibit that chronicles the stories of Simon and Jesse, two fugitives from slavery who found shelter at Rokeby in the 1830’s. Would you like to have your own private virtual tour? Email to make arrangements.
The Historic Robinson Home Virtual Tours Coming Soon!
Rokeby was home to four generations of a remarkable family. While everyone worked on the farm at one point or another, each of them took his or her singular path through life, and many became highly accomplished. Sign up for a virtual tour and learn about the abolitionists, writers, artists, and entrepreneurial farmers that called Rokeby home. In this time of change, you’ll learn how the Robinsons faced change through the 18th and 19th centuries. A museum guide leads you — in real time via internet video conferencing — through the historic Robinson family home. Email to make arrangements.