August 1st is a busy day at the Museum

Please note that both the basket workshop and the antique appraisals will be on Saturday, August 1st.  The basket workshop will run from 10 AM to 4 PM and Mark Putnam, the antique appraiser will be there from 1 PM to 4 PM.  Why not take a break from basket weaving and have some of your favorite possessions valued.

Please please click on “Upcoming Events” to view our calendar and see the programs we will be offering.


Basket Making with Mary Coonradt

Basket Making at the Black River Academy Museum on Saturday,  August 1st

On Saturday, August 1st, Mary Coonradt will conduct a basket making workshop at the museum. The workshop will run from 10 AM until 4 PM and is $60 per person, which includes supplies. Students will be creating a Winter Blues Basket which has many diverse uses. Please, bring a lunch; beverages will be available.

Mary Coonradt has given classes at the museum for 20 years and has also taught at the Fletcher Farm Art and Craft School. Payment for the workshop can be made when signing in on the day of the workshop or check by mail, P. O. Box 73, Ludlow, VT 05149.  For further information call 802-228-5050 or email Georgia Brehm, our director:

The basket that students attending the Jiuly 18th workshop will create.

The basket that students attending the Jiuly 18th workshop will create.

Antiques Appraiser at BRAM on Sat. August 1st

The Black River Academy Museum to Host Mark Putnam, Noted Antiques Appraiser

Have you ever been curious of the value of an item that you own? On Saturday, August 1st, from 1 PM to 4 PM the well-known appraiser, Mark Putnam, will be at the museum to appraise your cherished possessions. The cost is $5 per item and who knows, you may have a hidden treasure.

Mark Putnam has been in the antiques business over 20 years and is the owner of Putnam Auction Company in Dorset, VT which is a full service auction company, selling antiques, complete estates and providing professional appraisals of personal property. He is a member of the National Auctioneers Association. For further information please call 802-228-5050 or email glbrehm@tds.

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