Open House


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.


Thursday, November 2, 2017, Church of the Annunciation Community Room

This year the Black River Academy Museum’s annual pot luck dinner is being combined with a program about “The Great Turkey Drive”

You are probably saying I have never heard about this before but believe it or not, back in the 1800’s up to the early 1900’s farmers would move their turkeys from the northern part of Vermont down into Boston for sale. The farmers actually walked their turkeys that distance.

We are talking about thousands of turkeys. Hear the story of these drives as farmers and their families made their way along narrow roadways and fields and across rivers to their destination.

Join us for an evening of delicious food, turkey, being the main item on our menu and hear about the fun facts of this infamous trek. Bring your appetite, a side dish or dessert, and join us on Thursday, November 2 from 6-8pm at the Church of the Annunciation in their community room on 7 Depot Street, Ludlow.

Paint ‘N Sip Fundraiser – Thursday, Oct. 19th

Join us at the Black River Academy for a fun evening of painting soup bowls and sipping beverages while enjoying the company of fellow would-be artists.

No painting experience is needed. Stencils will be available for those of you that need a little help in the artistic department. Georgia Brehm, museum director, will be available for any guidance needed. The soup bowl(s) is yours to take home and enjoy during the coming winter months filled with your own delicious soups, stews, or chili.

There is a suggested $10 donation for unpainted soup bowl, and paint supplies. This is a BYOB evening.

Hope to see you at the museum on Thursday, October 19th from 6-8pm at 14 High Street in Ludlow.

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