Programs/Events

WINTER SEASON BOOK GROUP
January–April

Join us this Winter, January–April, for FREE virtual book discussions. To participate you must register in advance to receive a ZOOM link. Links will be emailed several days prior to the discussion. Books should be available in local libraries or can be purchased by the participants.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 6:30 pm
Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow — Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 6:30 pm (Black History Month)
Discovering Black Vermont: African American Farmers in Hinesburgh, 1790–1890 — Elise Guyette

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 6:30 pm (Women’s History Month)
Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community — Brenda J. Child

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6:30 pm
The Water Dancer — Ta-Nehisi Coates


Rowland Evans Robinson
VIRTUAL DISCUSSION
Reading Rowland Evans Robinson
March 16, 2021, 6:30 pm ZOOM 

Join Rokeby Museum for a discussion of Vermont’s beloved writer & illustrator Rowland Evans Robinson (1833–1900)

At one point Ferrisburgh resident Rowland Evans Robinson (1833–1900) was one of Vermont’s most beloved writers. Dean Leary, a long-time reader of Robinson’s work, will share knowledge about the writer and lead a discussion of Robinson’s nature, history and fiction writing. 

Meant for those both new and familiar with the author, the program encourages those planning to attend to read selections of Robinson’s writing — available by emailing or calling the museum. All are encouraged to share their understanding of Robinson’s writing and their knowledge of him.

About the Presenter: Dean Leary learned of Rowland Evans Robinson’s writing as a child, and has read and studied his work on and off throughout the years since. Leary has long worked on behalf of Rokeby Museum as a volunteer and board member, and most recently, a museum tour guide. He lives in Charlotte.

Call (802) 877-3289 or email director@rokeby.org to get your reading list!

Rokeby Museum is committed to providing affordable programming during these difficult times. This event is free but if you are able we ask for a suggested donation of $5–$25.


Please note: face mask usage and physical distancing is currently required at Rokeby Museum.

Additional Programs for Winter 2021 are being considered. Check back for announcements should we be able to offer them, or sign up to receive the museum’s e-news announcements.