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.

New exhibits and events at local art venues

March is here and if you need some distraction to get through this month, check out the new exhibits and events coming up at Edgewater, Brandon Artists Guild and the Henry Sheldon Museum.

Sheldon’s virtual lecture: ‘Sex & Gender in the Archives’

Professor Rachel Hope Cleves will discuss her experiences unearthing the histories of sex and gender in archives large and small, and how she turns those archival discoveries into award-winning articles and books.

Sheldon hosts talk on ‘Old Maps, New Pathways’

The Henry Sheldon Museum presents a lecture by historian Christine DeLucia on Feb. 9, at 7 p.m., via Zoom.

Sheldon Museum’s virtual lecture series continues

In this talk, historian Michelle Smiley will discuss American daguerreotype portraiture, its uses as both as a scientific instrument and as a means of picturing loved ones, as well as the photographic portrait as a medium of democratic participation, part … (read more)

Sing carols with Ronnie Romano (virtually)

The virtual program will feature holiday favorites played on Henry L. Sheldon’s historic Chickering piano.

Retiring Sheldon director made his mark on local history

Bill Brooks has helmed Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum for only 10 of its 137 years, but his many contributions have made an immeasurable impact on how locals and visitors will perceive Addison County for many decades to come.

Sheldon Museum hosts third virtual lecture

In this lecture, Sarah Anne Carter explores the creation and use of the “Mrs. M.——’s Cabinet” period room project at the Milwaukee Art Museum, which she collaboratively created during her time with the Chipstone Foundation.

Sheldon Museum hosts its holiday traditions again

MIDDLEBURY — The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History has long been a key component of holiday tradition in Middlebury and Addison County. But the pandemic forced the institution to be closed during last holiday season, and indeed it was shuttered for … (read more)

Sheldon Museum hosts ‘Aesthetic Addictions’

The Henry Sheldon Museum presents a lecture by Graham C. Boettcher, Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art on Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., via Zoom.

Author Alex Wolff to speak at Sheldon annual meeting

The meeting will feature Alexander Wolff, journalist and historian, author of his recently acclaimed “Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home.”