ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR WANTED
Are you interested in keeping history alive? Do you enjoy visiting museums and viewing their artifacts and exhibits? If you wonder what your community was like many years ago and want to learn more about it, then you might be the perfect fit for the Black River Academy Museum’s staff.
This local museum is looking for an assistant to the director. This position is part-time and will require a commitment from late spring of 2018 until Columbus Day weekend. The candidate should have basic computer skills. It is an hourly-based position. With the museum’s busy summer schedule, more time would be required to assist in coordinating, setting up, and attending these activities. More information can be obtained by contacting Georgia Brehm, the museum director at 802-228-5050. The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
SOUP ‘N SIP ANNUAL GALA FUNDRAISER
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Join the festivities at the Black River Academy Museum on Saturday, December 9. It’s time for Soup ‘N Sip; our annual fundraising event for this year. There will be many activities taking place at the museum not only Saturday afternoon but also Saturday evening.
From noon until 4pm, there will be wreath-making activities along with decorating graham cracker “gingerbread” houses. The wreaths will cost $20 and the “gingerbread” houses will cost $5 each. For $2, you can create Christmas ornaments. While getting into the holiday spirit, take time to relax and join Gretchen Gregory from the Northern Gardens and Landscapes who will be serving all-natural teas during the afternoon. Children can look for fairy houses hidden throughout the museum. A finder’s prize will be given to each child who finds these delightful miniature homes. These fairy houses will be put up for silent auction in the evening. In order to get an idea of how many supplies will be needed for all of these activities, please call ahead to register for this event at 802-228-5050.
In the evening from 6:30-8:30pm, there will be a silent auction, games, stocking and basket raffles, a scavenger hunt, and of course, delicious soups/chowders/chili to warm you on a cold December evening. The soup will be served in hand-painted bowls which you can take home. Adult beverages will be available. The cost of admission for this event is $25. The museum cannot accept credit cards at this time, please use cash or checks to pay for these fundraising events. See you at the museum on 14 High Street in Ludlow from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. Start off the winter season with an enjoyable day at this historical venue decorated with a holiday Victorian ambiance.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
The Black River Academy Museum is proud to announce an Open House on Wednesday, November 29 from 6-7pm where they will be exhibiting miniature replica buildings of downtown Ludlow. These replicas feature businesses and homes which were on Main Street from 1938-42.
The Ludlow Elementary School sixth graders and their teacher, Heidi Baitz started working this year on this project to show what properties looked like during that time. The students have assembled and painted the buildings using photos from that era.
Come visit and reminisce about the “goings on” in that busy thoroughfare when you were running errands or walking through town on your way to school. If you are not from this area but would like to learn more about Ludlow, this is the perfect opportunity to visit and compare what the buildings looked liked then to what they look like now. I think you would be surprised at the wide variety of stores that were available to the townspeople. See how many you can identify just by the shape of their roof lines, windows, and porches.
We look forward to seeing you all at the museum on 14 High Street. Refreshments will be served.