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Rokeby Museum http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/493/all en Rokeby to exhibit 100-year-old NYC postcards by Vt. artist http://addisonindependent.com/201406rokeby-exhibit-100-year-old-nyc-postcards-vt-artist <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23881" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201406rokeby-exhibit-100-year-old-nyc-postcards-vt-artist"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/postcards.thumbnail.jpg" alt="postcards.jpg" title="postcards.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE NEW ROKEBY Museum exhibit, “Rachael’s New York Postcards at 100,” will open June 15. The postcard paintings were created by artist Rachael Robinson Elmer, who grew up on the Rokeby homestead in the late 1800s. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Phoebe Lewis </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; As Rokeby Museum Director Jane Williamson researched artist Rachael Robinson Elmer, who grew up at the Rokeby homestead in the late 1800s, she read of a mysterious painting. The depiction of New York&rsquo;s City Hall painted in the Impressionist style had been rejected from a series Elmer created for a group of 12 postcards in the early 1900s, and it had not been seen since.</p> <p> What Williamson didn&rsquo;t expect was to find the very painting in the Rokeby archives, where it had been nestled since Elmer&rsquo;s death in 1919.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23882">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406rokeby-exhibit-100-year-old-nyc-postcards-vt-artist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh history Rokeby Museum Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:25:33 +0000 John McCright 23882 at http://addisonindependent.com Civil War historian Howard Coffin to offer talk at Rokeby Museum http://addisonindependent.com/201307civil-war-historian-howard-coffin-offer-talk-rokeby-museum <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; Howard Coffin, Vermont&rsquo;s premier Civil War historian, will be at Rokeby Museum on Sunday, July 21, at 2 p.m. to celebrate his new book, &ldquo;Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today&rsquo;s Vermont.&rdquo; Coffin will shar4e stories from among the hundreds he collected from more than 200 Vermont towns.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17952">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201307civil-war-historian-howard-coffin-offer-talk-rokeby-museum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh Rokeby Museum Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:56:12 +0000 xian 17952 at http://addisonindependent.com Rokeby Museum to open new education center on May 19 http://addisonindependent.com/201305rokeby-museum-open-new-education-center-may-19 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-16750" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201305rokeby-museum-open-new-education-center-may-19"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Rokeby visitor center.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Rokeby visitor center.jpg" title="Rokeby visitor center.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ROKEBY MUSEUM DIRECTOR Jane Williamson stands in front of the museum’s new Education Center last fall. The building grand opening is on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh will open its new Education Center and exhibit on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. The ribbon cutting celebrates a decade of planning and fundraising for the $1.2 million project. The center provides much-needed facilities, including rest rooms and meeting space, and houses the new 2,500-square-foot exhibit, &ldquo;Free &amp; Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16751">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201305rokeby-museum-open-new-education-center-may-19" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh Ferrisburgh Rokeby Museum Thu, 02 May 2013 20:38:07 +0000 xian 16751 at http://addisonindependent.com Vital Rokeby Museum building completed; key exhibit next http://addisonindependent.com/201211vital-rokeby-museum-building-completed-key-exhibit-next <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14277" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201211vital-rokeby-museum-building-completed-key-exhibit-next"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/rokeby9465.thumbnail.jpg" alt="rokeby9465.jpg" title="rokeby9465.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ROKEBY MUSEUM DIRECTOR Jane Williamson stands outside the new visitor and education center re- cently finished near the museum’s historic Rowland Robinson home in Ferrisburgh. The building will house a permanent Underground Railroad exhibit opening in May. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; After more than a decade of planning and effort and a few setbacks along the way, the 13-year-old dreams for Ferrisburgh&rsquo;s Rokeby Museum to become a major Underground Railroad history site and dramatically expand its ability to handle visitors is a giant step closer to reality.</p> <p> Brandon general contractor Naylor &amp; Breen Builders recently finished a two-story, roughly $1.5 million visitor center on the Route 7 site that will go by the name the Rokeby Museum Underground Railroad Education Center.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14278">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201211vital-rokeby-museum-building-completed-key-exhibit-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh Featured Ferrisburgh Rokeby Museum Wed, 21 Nov 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 14278 at http://addisonindependent.com Rokeby breaks ground on $1.4m visitor center http://addisonindependent.com/201203rokeby-breaks-ground-14m-visitor-center <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11191" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201203rokeby-breaks-ground-14m-visitor-center"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/rokebydrawing.thumbnail.jpg" alt="rokebydrawing.jpg" title="rokebydrawing.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AN ARTIST’S RENDERING shows the design for the Rokeby Museum’s new visitors’ center now under construction in Ferrisburgh. </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; More than a decade after Rokeby Museum officials first envisioned the concept, workers have broken ground there on a visitors&rsquo; center that will house an exhibit on the Ferrisburgh historic site&rsquo;s pivotal roles in the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement.</p> <p> If the weather continues to cooperate with general contractor Naylor &amp; Breen Builders if Brandon, the roughly $1.4 million Rokeby Museum Underground Railroad Education Center will be finished by August.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11177">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203rokeby-breaks-ground-14m-visitor-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh arts Featured Rokeby Museum Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:18:55 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11177 at http://addisonindependent.com Local historians revisit Douglass's fiery 1843 visit http://addisonindependent.com/201104local-historians-revisit-douglasss-fiery-1843-visit <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7733" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201104local-historians-revisit-douglasss-fiery-1843-visit"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/douglassspeaker0423.thumbnail.jpg" alt="douglassspeaker0423.jpg" title="douglassspeaker0423.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ROKEBY MUSEUM DIRECTOR Jane Williamson spoke about anti-slavery orator Frederick Douglas&#039;s 1843 visit to Addison County during a recent talk at Middlebury&#039;s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> MIDDLEURY &mdash; As director of the Rokeby Museum, Jane Williamson knows a lot about how slaves moved covertly from South to North via the Underground Railroad.</p> <p> But as the nation prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War that would end slavery, Williamson wants people to know what Addison County residents &mdash; and national figure Frederick Douglass &mdash; did overtly in an effort to end indentured servitude before hostilities began on April 12,1861.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7727">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201104local-historians-revisit-douglasss-fiery-1843-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Frederick Douglass history Rokeby Museum Mon, 25 Apr 2011 18:00:23 +0000 Andrew Stein 7727 at http://addisonindependent.com