Shelburne Museum is a museum of art and Americana located 7 miles away in Shelburne, Vermont. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds. It is located on 45 acres (18 ha) near Lake Champlain. Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, furniture, American paintings, and an array of 17th- to 20th-century artifacts are on view.
The Shelburne Museum's Impressionist collection includes five works by Claude Monet, four by Edouard Manet, seven by Edgar Degas, and four pastels and two prints by Mary Cassatt. Several were first exhibited in Paris in the famed Impressionist Exhibitions of the 1870s and '80s
With facilities open to the public May through mid-October, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) is non-profit museum located in Ferrisburgh, Vermont, USA. Its mission is to preserve and share the history and archaeology of Lake Champlain. As a maritime museumspecializing in archaeology, LCMM studies the hundreds of shipwrecks discovered in Lake Champlain and plays a major role in the management of those cultural resources. Through the preservation and interpretation of those and other artifacts, the museum tells the story of the people and culture of the Lake Champlain region.
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, is located on the Burlington waterfront in northern Vermont It is home to more than 70 species of fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles, major traveling exhibitions, and the multimedia Awesome Forces Theatre. The name ECHO represents the mission of the organization which is to “educate and delight” people of all ages about the Ecology, Culture, History and Opportunities for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. Located at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, ECHO has been open to public since 2003, offering daily animal encounters and hands-on activities that are educational and family-friendly.
Rokeby Museum, 5 miles presents a nationally significant Underground Railroad story tucked inside a quintessential Vermont experience. A major new exhibit — Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont — brings the Underground Railroad vividly to life. Focused on Simon and Jesse, two fugitives from slavery who found shelter here in the 1830s, the exhibit traces their stories from slavery to freedom, introduces the abolitionist Robinson family who called Rokeby home, and explores the turbulent decades leading up to the Civil War. The historic house — fully furnished with 200 years of domestic belongings — provides an intimate glimpse into the family’s life through four generations. Once a thriving Merino sheep farm, Rokeby retains nine historic farm buildings filled with agricultural artifacts. Acres of pastoral landscape dotted with old wells, stone walls, and historic orchards invite a leisurely stroll or a hike up the trail. Picnic tables accommodate lunch outdoors.
The Vermont Marble Museum is the largest marble exhibit in the world, and a great source of pride for generations of Vermonters. Through their displays, exhibits, galleries, gift shop and grounds, the Vermont Marble Museum, in partnership of the Preservation Trust of Vermont, tells a unique story of the people and places that made up booming Vermont’s marble industry, linking historical, artistic and cultural traditions, and connecting the past with the present. The Mt. Philo Inn sources our marble through Johnson Marble, next door. Visit them both in Proctor, Vermont.
The Vermont Marble Company virtually built the town of Proctor. At its peak, the company employed several thousand people in the Proctor area. Early in the century, it was considered the largest U.S. corporation in the world.
Locally, headstones were being made from outcrop marble as early as 1785. The first commercial quarry was opened in Dorset – the first quarry in Vermont, and believed to be the first in North America.