BRAM Chair Caning Class
The Black River Academy Museum will be offering a chair caning class on Saturday, July 30 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Cost: $60 which includes supplies.
Please make sure your chair has holes around the sides of the seat as this is what we will be doing. We will not be doing rush, splint or pressed cane at this class.
Bring lunch and a chair to work on. To reserve a place in the class, please register by July 23, 2016. For more information or to register, call 802-228-5050.
Opening Day June 4th, 2016
Opening Day is Saturday June 4th. We will be celebrating our opening for the season with our annual 5 K Walk and a special program in the afternoon.
THE WALK: Registration at 10 AM, walk at 10:30, $20 per person (seniors and kids $12, under 6, of course free), canines welcome. Walk will start at the Museum, go down Dug Road, go South on #103 and then back up to the museum. Refreshments, including water, will be available.
THE SPECIAL PROGRAM: A tribute to the history to the “Finns” of Andover, VT, a program/presentation of the Finnish-American photographer Kosti Ruohomaa by Deanna Bonner-Ganter, author of “Kosti Ruohomaa the Photographer Poet” at 1 PM at the Museum. Ruohomaa spent part of his early childhood in Andover, VT attending the one room Peaseville school for five years. There will be a question and answer period and refreshments including coffee and pullaa. Erik Johansson of Rockingham will play a variety of acoustical instruments and perhaps sing a few songs. Bonner-Ganter will be there to autograph her book. A lovely afternoon in store for all of us!
SAVE THE DATE: ” A Night at the Museum” will be held on Saturday, September 24th!!! We are adding a live auction this year along with our successful silent auction. Music, food, drink and an opportunity to see friends and/or meet new friends.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2015
Mudgett and Sons installing a renovated historic window.
Plastic coating to protect newly restored window. You barely see it.
The window restoration work was needed once again; repairs had been needed every 6 or 7 years. Midgget and Sons removed every historic window (all the windows) to their workshop and then re-installed them with new caulking. The finally each window was covered with a tailor made plastic “storm window” to improve energy efficiency and allow the museum to be open year round.
Pupils from Heidi Baitz’s sixth grade class participating in the History Walk, a collabortion with the Museum.
The Museum and The Book Nook hosted “A Walk Through History” with a tour through the village of Ludlow, in period costumes at stops along the route. The tour was followed by three Vermont authors giving presentations at the Museum about their books.
A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2015
Festivities included wine and other drinks as well as ample appetizers.
Rafael baskets galore!
Music by Three at the Bar
Vermont Historical Society honored BRAM for its Common Core Project documenting the Finnish immigration and settlement in the Black River Valley Area.
Our Assistant Director Linda Tucker far left, Sue Pollender President and Georgia Brehm our Director far right.
These are but a few of the many programs, events, workshops and exhibits that we hosted last year. 2016 is in the planning stages and will prove to be another banner year!