Calling All Dogs!!

dog-nail-clippingBlack River Academy Museum is hosting a $5 DOG NAIL CLIPPING clinic courtesy of Amy Perry, owner of the Happy Hound Dog Salon in Proctorsville! The clinic is being held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Black River Academy Museum parking lot at 14 High Street, Ludlow from 9am-12pm. Owners MUST provide the ACTUAL CURRENT RABIES CERTIFICATE, as the rabies tag and/or Town Registration tag is not accepted. The museum will also be selling hotdogs and lemonade. All proceeds will be donated to BRAM for future educational programs and preservation of this historic building.

Please join us as we are a dog lovin’ bunch!

Ice Cream Social, Saturday, July 6th!

Interested in cooling off on a hot summer’s day? Join us at the Black River Academy Museum on Saturday, July 6 from 1-4pm on 14 High Street, Ludlow for an old-fashioned ice cream social.

wedding display at black river academy museum

While you are here, take some time to view the DVD on the main floor to see what the museum is all about. View the bridal memorabilia display with vintage wedding dresses from 1880’s to mid-1900’s. Read about our local historian, author and editor of the Vermont Historical Gazetteer, Abby Hemenway. Walk through the three floors of exhibits featuring the Main Street of Ludlow as it was in the late 1800’s, see rooms filled with Victorian furnishings. Can you pick out the first vacuum cleaner that was invented here in town? The second floor features many exhibits including traditional New England barn building, information about the after effects of Tropical Storm Irene, and Vermont’s largest display of Finnish artifacts. Also, a display showing scaled model buildings of Main Street in the 1930’s and 40’s assembled by our local sixth grade students under the supervision of their teacher, Heidi Baitz. The third floor has a 1900’s school room and military memorabilia from the Civil War, WWI, and WWII.

Whether you are just visiting for the weekend, a summer resident, or a local resident, there is always something new and different to see at the museum. With the price of admission of $2 or $1 for seniors and students, you can enjoy a tasty dessert and also wander through this local treasure. Hope to see you July 6th. Happy summer!

Frost Hill Peony Farm – Plant ID and Luncheon


April showers, bring May flowers and June peonies. It’s that time of the year again to be outdoors and appreciate the beauty of Vermont in the springtime.

Frost Peony Farm

The Black River Academy Museum is hosting a luncheon and tea at the Frost Hill Peony. Farm in Belmont Saturday, June 8th at 10am, Gretchen Gregory from Northern Gardens and Landscaping will be on hand to help identify the various plants that are grown in this area. A light lunch and tea will follow this presentation. The suggested donation for this event is $10. Please RVSP to Georgia Brehm at 802-228-5050 or, if you are planning to attend this event. Looking forward to seeing you all for an informative and relaxing morning.