Two exhibits in 2017: Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont and An Abolitionist Family Photo Album
Rokeby Museum presents a nationally significant underground railroad story tucked inside a quintessential Vermont experience – what a combination!
The Museum’s new exhibit – Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont – won a 2014 Leadership in History Award. It traces the stories of two fugitive slaves, introduces the abolitionist Robinsons who called Rokeby home, and explores the turbulent decades leading up to the Civil War.
The 2017 seasonal exhibit offers “face time” with leading abolitionists and explores relationships among them.
Once a prosperous farm, Rokeby retains 8 historic outbuildings filled with artifacts along with old wells, stone walls, and fields. Picnic tables accommodate lunch outside in Vermont’s gorgeous pastoral landscape. And all of this is conveniently located on Route 7 just 15 minutes from the Shelburne Museum and Vermont Teddy Bear Factory and 20 minutes from Middlebury.
Rokeby Museum is a major stop on Vermont’s African American Heritage Trail. Groups can take in the historic and educational sites along the trail and combine this with iconic Vermont destinations for the perfect combination of learning and fun!
Dates of Operation:
May – November – Daily 10-5
$8.00 pp for groups of 15 or more. Groups may request a gallery talk with the curator.