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.


Christmas Card Stamping

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Looking for a way to personalize your cards for the holidays? Get a head start on creating festive cards for the fast-approaching holiday season.

Join us at the Black River Academy Museum for an evening of making Christmas cards for family and friends. This is not a structured class but there are examples to follow or you can create your own design.

Included in the $10 donation are stamps, stamp pads, colored pencils or makers, and five cards with envelopes. If anyone wants to bring stamps to share, please do! Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Since a head count is always helpful, please RSVP to 802-228-5050 and leave a message. See you on November 15th from 6-8pm at 14 High Street, Ludlow.

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