We are now currently closed for the season. Thank you to all who helped make 2022 such a great year! We look forward to seeing you again when we open in May for the 2023 season. Please watch this page for upcoming programs and events that we have planned.
2023 Winter Book Discussion Group:
Tuesday, January 31, 6:00 pm
Teaching White Supremacy: America’s Democratic Ordeal and the Forging of Our National Identity, by Donald Yacovone
FREE via ZOOM
Tuesday, February 21, 6:00 pm
For One Day of Freedom, by Blyden B. Jackson, Jr.
FREE via ZOOM
Tuesday, March 14, 6:00 pm
All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, by Tiya Miles
FREE via ZOOM
Our Winter Book Discussion Group is back again for 2023. Join us each month, January–March for FREE virtual discussions about three powerful books. All discussions will be held via ZOOM. Registration in advance is required. Attendance at all three discussions is not required to register.
Virtual Talk With Donald Yacovone, author of Teaching White Supremacy: America’s Democratic Ordeal and the Forging of our National Identity
Thursday, February 23, 2023, 6:30 PM
FREE/Donation — Registration Required
Rokeby Museum welcomes Donald Yacovone as he discusses his book Teaching White Supremacy: America’s Democratic Ordeal and the Forging of our National Identity. In his book, Yacovone shows us the clear and damning evidence of white supremacy’s deep-seated roots in our nation’s educational system through a fascinating, in-depth examination of America’s wide assortment of texts, from primary readers to college textbooks, from popular histories to the most influential academic scholarship. Sifting through a wealth of materials from the colonial era to today, Yacovone reveals the systematic ways in which this ideology has infiltrated all aspects of American culture and how it has been at the heart of our collective national identity.
Donald Yacovone is a lifetime associate at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, the author or editor of eleven books, the winner (with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.) of an NAACP Image Award for “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” in 2014, and a recipient of the W.E.B.Du Bois Medal from Harvard University in 2013.
Rokeby Theater Camp
July 10–21 (Monday–Friday), 2023, 9:00 am–1:00 pm
at Rokeby Museum
Join Rokeby Museum for a two-week, immersive experience in theater, history and nature. Campers will gain stage experience while they lose themselves in another time, drawing inspiration from Rokeby’s historic occupants, diaries, artifacts and pastoral property to create their own fictional characters in a short play! Daily activities will include improv games, scene study, nature journaling, painting, and exploring Rokeby’s historic buildings and nature trails. Camp culminates with a play performance for families and guests at 6:00 pm on Friday 7/14.
Campers bring their own lunches, healthy snack provided daily
Tuition is pay what you can — $495 suggested/camper. Call 802.877.3406 to reserve your spot.
We understand that plans change and there may be a need to cancel your registration. If you cancel more than 14 days prior to the first day of the event, you will receive a full refund.
Additional Programs for Winter 2023 are being planned. Check back frequently for announcements of programs and events we will be offering, or sign up to receive the museum’s news and announcements.