Walker’s Save the Date, Saturday, June 27th

walking1On Saturday, June 27th, the Black River Academy Museum will host a 5K Walk which will begin and end at the Museum, 14 High Street in Ludlow. The walk will go down Dug Road, then to town on Rte.# 103, off of which the walk will take a left onto the short street in front of the Baptist Church. A quick left turn onto High Street will bring the walkers back to the Museum. Registration is at 10 AM, $20 per person ($10 per senior and/or student) and the walk will begin at 10:30AM.

The 5K walk is part of the celebration of our opening exhibit “The Walking Woman” which features works on paper of walking women, curated by John Stewart of the Amity Foundation.

clothesNot only will the Museum have an art exhibit about walking women, but it will host a Free Fashion Show at the Museum at 7 PM that Saturday evening, June 27th. The Women’s Club of Ludlow will supply the models, Darlene Remy, Karen Haskell, Kathy McMahon and Michele Twombly and Tina’s Fun Stuff to Wear will supply the fashions.

The door prize for the fashion show is a wonderful painting by a Croatian painter that is currently on display at People’s Bank and Big Eyes Bakery is generously donating refreshments for after the free show.


June 6th, Opening Day for Black River Academy Museum

Starting on June 6th BRAM will resume its normal hours for the season, noon to 4 PM, Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment.

Our permanent exhibits include a replica of Main Street during the late Victorian era and a home from the same period, both located on the first floor. The second floor houses the permanent Finnish display which explores the Finnish settlement in the Black River Okemo Valley area. Artifacts donated by the Finnish-American Society highlight the important tools and implements that they chose to bring with them and those they made here. A small stage is also on this floor and will be used for various programs this season.

The third floor houses the permanent display of a replica one-room classroom with desks in graduated sizes. The WW I display will also be displayed on the third floor at the beginning of July.

from the exhibit, "The Walking Woman"

from the exhibit, “The Walking Woman”

This year the museum is opening with a very special contemporary exhibit, “The Walking Woman”, curated by John Stewart of the Amity Foundation. Paintings and prints of women walking have been collected from all over the world. A very special portion of the exhibit was created by fifteen artists from the creative workshop “Brod” in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, all of whose works are included.

On Saturday, June 27th “The Walking Woman” exhibit will be celebrated with a 5K walk which starts and ends at the museum at 10 AM. The registration fee is $20 (seniors and students $10).

Ludlow Women’s Club  Fashion Show door prize

Ludlow Women’s Club Fashion Show door prize

Continuing the “walking” theme, the Ludlow Women’s Club will present a fashion show of clothing and accessories from Tina’s fun stuff to wear. Models will parade down the cat walk. Music will be provided by singer/songwriter/recording artist Elle Sera before and after the show, when refreshments by Big Eyes Bakery will be served. The fashion show will end with a drawing for a door prize for a beautiful painting by Jasminka Mazur from Croatia. Both the exhibit and the fashion show are free, but as noted above there is a registration fee for the 5K walk. For further information please call the museum at 802-2228-5050, email at glbrehm@tds.net or visit the museum’s web site.


The Museum is in the process of repairing and recaulking all of the historic windows at the Museum. The sashes are the original wooden ones and have not been modified with the addition of weather stripping or storm windows. This maintenance must be done every so many years; it is an ongoing expense of the Museum. However, we will be reducing our energy consumption and our carbon footprint. Eventually we plan to add storm windows, either inside or outside, while maintaining the integrity of the historic windows. This project was begun in May 2014 by Mark Mudgett & Sons and is on schedule to be completed by this May. The cost of this maintenance project is over $94,000, quite expensive. The Historic Preservation Trust of Vermont has provided a grant that has helped to offset the cost. Come see the new windows this June when the Museum will open for the 2015 season.


Plywood keeps weather out while windows are being repaired.

Plywood keeps weather out while windows are being repaired.

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