Henry Sheldon Museum set to reopen May 11

The Henry Sheldon Museum reopens for the 2024 season on Saturday, May 11. This downtown Middlebury museum offers a diverse, in-depth look at the history and art of the mid-Lake Champlain region of Vermont. 

All aboard the Sheldon Express!

Gerry Slager is 78 years old. But once he crosses the threshold of Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, he’s back to being a 6-year-old.

Moseley to trade library for museum

After three-and-a-half years serving as steward of Bristol’s literacy hub, Coco Moseley is taking charge of another cherished public venue — Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History.

Join a talk and tour of West Cemetery in Middlebury

Glenn Andres and Bill Hosley will lead this discussion about “Middlebury and the Marble Border of Western New England.”

Sampling history through embroidery

If you’re lucky, you might find one tucked away in a trunk in your attic: A piece of fabric — a square foot in size, give or take — bearing a cross-stitch of alphabet letters, a date, the maker’s name and age. Sometimes there’s an embroidered bonus of flo … (read more)

Noon gallery talk at Sheldon bridges the Pacific

In her talk on Wednesday, Aug. 9, “Bridging the Pacific: Early Chinese Immigration to the United States,” professor Joyce Mao will offer an overview of Chinese migration to the United States and community-building by the Chinese in America, from the Gold … (read more)

Abortion access continues to decline in the U.S.

Middlebury College Economics Professor Caitlin Knowles Myers is applying economic statistical modeling techniques to data on abortion access in order to calculate how the number of people who want to get an abortion, but who can’t, has changed since the r … (read more)

Sheldon hosts gallery talk on post-Roe America

Professor Caitlin Knowles Myers will discuss a forecast for a post-Roe America covering changes in abortions and births and downstream effects on the economic lives of women and their families.

Noon gallery talk ‘makes sense of representation’

‏Carly Thomsen, Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies at Middlebury College, will speak on Wednesday, July 12, at noon, drawing on her book, “Visibility Interrupted: Rural Queer Life and the Politics of Unbecoming” (2021).

Sheldon Museum hosts gallery talk on Jewish life in Addison County

David Rosenberg, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Middlebury College, will speak about Harry and Stella Lazarus who migrated to Middlebury in 1911.

At the Sheldon: ‘Home Sewing Machines 1900 to Present, A Technician’s Perspective’

The PowerPoint presentation will focus on the evolution of sewing machines, their common components and operation, construction, repair, and DIY tips for maintenance.

Sheldon Museum loses a key administrator

Mary Manley thought her career as a museum administrator had ended when she moved to New Haven back in 1998.

Henry Sheldon Museum begins six-week series of lunchtime talks

This summer, the Henry Sheldon Museum will present a series of lunchtime gallery talks, held every other Wednesday, between June 14 and Aug. 23, that will highlight its current exhibition, “Artists in the Archives: Unseen Neighbors.”

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.