Arts & Leisure

Rokeby opens for season on May 7

Ferrisburgh’s Rokeby Museum is set to open this month for the 2022 season. Starting May 7, the museum will open on weekends from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. On May 28, Rokeby will open seven days a week from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

To kick off the full start to the season on May 28, Rokeby Museum’s exhibitions are free to the public and the museum will host a Sheep and Wool Day. From 1-3 p.m., the site will have music from Young Tradition Vermont Youth Commission, sheep from Ramble Bramble Farm, spinning demonstrations with The Burroughs Garret, and wool products for sale from Hands & Heart Farm, children’s history talks, and craft and lawn games. This event is free to the public and the Museum’s exhibition “Free & Safe: the Underground Railroad in Vermont,” is free all day.

In addition to opening day activities, the Museum has a series of programs this spring and summer, including:

“Weaving Interrupted,” a virtual lecture with Justin Squizzero from Marshfield School of Weaving on May 26.

Opening of the seasonal exhibit “Dissent! Abolition & Advocacy in Print,” June 4, at 1 p.m.

Storytime with the Bixby Library at Rokeby Museum.

Rokeby Pie & Ice Cream Social, Aug. 14.

The museum is also excited to announce the re-opening of the historic Robinson Home. After being closed for two years due to Covid-19 and preservation work on the interior, the house will reopen to tours. Visitors can access the house by tour, Friday to Monday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tours are an additional cost to the museum’s admission fee.

To learn more about Rokeby Museum and see a full listing of programs visit rokeby.org.

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