Ilstrup to offer talk at the Sheldon

The Henry Sheldon Museum invites the public and Sheldon Museum members to its virtual annual meeting featuring special guest speaker Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup, executive director of Vermont Humanities.

The Sheldon Museum has a long history with trains

Henry Sheldon, a young store clerk in Middlebury, had been fascinated with trains since he first rode one on July 3, 1845, when he had taken an excursion with two friends from Middlebury to Montreal — via stagecoach, steamboat and train — a month shy of h … (read more)

Skenyon offers her vision for the Sheldon Museum

This past spring Stephanie Skenyon began her tenure as executive director of Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History. She succeeds Bill Brooks, who retired earlier this year.

Celebrate a spooky night at the Sheldon Oct. 28

The Sheldon Museum in Middlebury will host Spooky Night at the Museum, an evening of pre-Halloween entertainment, on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5-7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

Sheldon hosts gallery talk with collage artist

This Saturday, Oct. 22 at noon, there will be a gallery presentation “Landscape and Community: From Archive to Hyperfolio” at the Sheldon Museum by collage artist, Todd Bartel.

Collage exhibit comes to the Sheldon

A new exhibit, “Artists in the Archives: Community, History & Collage” will be on view at the Sheldon Museum Sept. 2 through Jan. 7.

See Addison County’s collections at the Sheldon Museum

Four collectors who lent objects to the Sheldon Museum’s current exhibit, “Addison County Collects,” will share stories about their collections with the community in the Henry Sheldon Museum’s barn on Aug. 31 at noon.

Learn about the Bug Art collection at the Fairbanks Museum

The Henry Sheldon Museum welcomes Beau Harris, Collections Manager at the Fairbanks Museum for a virtual talk, “Bug Art at the Fairbanks Museum,” on Friday, Aug. 12, at noon.

Summer Friday series brings Mutual Friends to Sheldon

On Friday, July 22, the Sheldon Museum’s garden will be filled with music beginning at 5 p.m., as part of the Museum’s Summer Fridays Series.

Sheldon Museum talk: American artists & natural history

Professor Ellery Foutch will present “Chasing Butterflies: American Artists’ Pursuit of Natural History,” on Friday, July 15, at noon, in the Sheldon Museum Barn.

Artists lend a hand at benefit basket raffle

For the fifth year running the Henry Sheldon Museum is holding a picnic basket raffle as a fundraiser for the museum. Six local artists have hand-painted picnic baskets in their signature styles.

Sheldon hosts final ‘Elephant in the Room’ lecture

In “Curating as Praxis: Shattering the Myth of Neutrality,” La Tanya S. Autry discusses dismantling oppressive forces through applying knowledge to real world conditions in museums.

Virtual lecture: ‘When art meets history’

The Henry Sheldon Museum presents a lecture by curator Ric Kasini Kadour on April 13, at 7 p.m.,  via Zoom.

Sheldon Museum picks Skenyon as new leader

The Henry Sheldon Museum Board of Trustees has hired Stephanie Skenyon, PhD, as the museum’s new executive director. She succeeds Bill Brooks, who led the Sheldon Museum for nearly 10 years and retired this winter.

Sheldon Museum takes stock in its own future

The museum recently won a large federal grant to help continue a long list of infrastructure repairs that are substantially refurbishing its 1 Park St. home.

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