New art exhibits and open receptions

This Thursday, June 8, the Henry Sheldon Museum in downtown Middlebury, will host an opening reception from 5-7 p.m., for four new summer exhibits.

Henry Sheldon Museum prepares to open May 13

The crabapple tree buds are about to burst, flowers are blooming in the garden, and lots of exterior painting is happening.

Virtual talk explores what non-human elements shape our communities

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., the Henry Sheldon Museum’s Stewart-Swift Research Center presents a free live webinar, “Artists in the Archives: Beyond Humans.” 

Sheldon Museum hosts live webinar on collage art

Thinking of place as an archive is fertile terrain for collage artists who seek to incorporate a sense of place into their practice.

Sheldon hires new collections manager

The Henry Sheldon Museum has announced that after a national search, Allison LaCroix Hayes has been hired as the museum’s new collections manager. She started her work remotely in September and in-person in late October.

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.