Local History Book Club – Going Up the Country

“…part oral history, part nostalgia-tinged narrative, and part clear-eyed analysis of the multifaceted phenomena collectively referred to as the counterculture movement in Vermont.”


Join the Black River Academy Museum to discuss:
Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks, and Radicals Moved to Vermont
by Yvonne Daley

April 17 @ 5:00pm
All are welcome. Donations are appreciated.

Mention this program and receive 15% off this book at the Book Nook in Ludlow, VT

Local History Book Club

The Passion of Abby Hemenway

Abby Maria Hemenway was told that compiling history was “not suitable work for a woman.”
Nevertheless, this Ludlow native became a trailblazing historian, author, and editor

Come to the Black River Academy Museum to discuss The Passion of Abby Hemenway: Memory, Spirit, and the Making of History on Wednesday, March 20 at 5:00pm

Please familiarize yourself with the book before attending.
All are welcome. Donations appreciated.

Mention this program and receive 15% off this book at the Book Nook in Ludlow, VT
women's history month

Soup ‘N Sip Annual Gala Fundraiser

Saturday, December 8th @ 6:30pm

It’s time again for Soup ‘n Sip

There will be many activities taking place that evening. Along with a silent auction, there are stocking and basket raffles, $1 gift bags, 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 along with a locally sewn, colorful cloth cozy of your choice.

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.
Snow date is Sunday, December 9th.

Start off the winter season with an enjoyable day at this historical venue decorated with a holiday Victorian ambiance.


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