Saturday, December 9, 2017

Image of a fariy house at BRAM

Join the festivities at the Black River Academy Museum on Saturday, December 9. It’s time for Soup ‘N Sip; our annual fundraising event for this year. There will be many activities taking place at the museum not only Saturday afternoon but also Saturday evening.

From noon until 4pm, there will be wreath-making activities along with decorating graham cracker “gingerbread” houses. The wreaths will cost $20 and the “gingerbread” houses will cost $5 each. For $2, you can create Christmas ornaments. While getting into the holiday spirit, take time to relax and join Gretchen Gregory from the Northern Gardens and Landscapes who will be serving all-natural teas during the afternoon. Children can look for fairy houses hidden throughout the museum. A finder’s prize will be given to each child who finds these delightful miniature homes. These fairy houses will be put up for silent auction in the evening. In order to get an idea of how many supplies will be needed for all of these activities, please call ahead to register for this event at 802-228-5050.

In the evening from 6:30-8:30pm, there will be a silent auction, games, stocking and basket raffles, 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. 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. Start off the winter season with an enjoyable day at this historical venue decorated with a holiday Victorian ambiance.

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.