The Black River Academy Museum welcomes a new trustee, Paula Ferro!. About three years ago, Paula’s daughter and her husband were spending vacation time in Ludlow and fell in love with the area. Paula and her husband started visiting her family here and together they enjoyed looking at homes here. Last year, they finally found the right one. In September of 2018, they moved from West Hartford, CT to Ludlow.

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Paula retired from her job which she held for over ten years as Administrative Assistant/Court Room Clerk for the Judicial Branch for the State of Connecticut. While participating in the various fund-raising events at the museum, she met many of the members of the museum and enjoyed the camaraderie of the group. She appreciates the historical value that the Black River Academy Museum contributes to this area and is definitely an asset to the organization. Paula likes being busy and is also a member of the Ludlow Garden Club and FOLA. She enjoys gardening, hiking, walking, and decorating. Her husband has been working in the carpentry business for sixteen years and does finished carpentry work.

Visit the museum and search for the room that Paula was photographed in. Which local business was it?
You might enjoy seeing many of the other local businesses that once graced the Main Street of Ludlow. Everyone is welcome to visit at 14 High Street, Ludlow and see what the museum is all about. The summer hours are from Tuesday to Saturday from 12 noon to 4 pm. The suggested donation is $2 for adults and $1 for students and Seniors. See you soon!



Interested in finding out about the history of Ludlow and the Black River Academy; join us for our opening day on Saturday, June 1. There are three floors of displays highlighting the events of Ludlow and the Academy’s history.

It’s not just about Calvin Coolidge but many diverse people who graduated from this institution over the years. An introductory video can be viewed upon entering the museum giving an overview of what is included in the museum and where to find various displays.

Visit our display about our local historian, editor of the Vermont Gazetter, Abby Hemenway. It’s amazing that a woman in the mid-1880’s had the concept of trying to collect and organize data about each town and county in the state of Vermont. What an undertaking! Even in this day and age of computers and data storage, it would be an overwhelming task, just image doing all of this by pen and paper.

Interested in early bridal memorabilia and wedding dresses? There will also be a display of these items also.

There is so much to see at this lovely historic building. We are looking forward to seeing you opening day from noon-4pm. General admission is $2; seniors and students $1. If you are not able to attend the grand opening, the museum will be open during the summer Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 4pm. Refreshments will be served. See what Ludlow is all about!

Black River Academy Museum Thank You to 2019 Corporate/Business Members

The Black River Academy Museum Board of Directors and Trustees would like to thank the following Corporate and Business Members for their 2019 contributions. With their assistance, we are working to continue the operation of this museum as a successful and viable contribution to our town. This imposing three-story historical building is located at 14 High Street, Ludlow.

The museum opens for the season on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!

  • Baystate Health – UMASS; Springfield, MA;
    • Kathleen A. Mahoney, MD –Ludlow, VT
  • Matthew Birmingham, Esquire; Ludlow, VT
  • Black River Mechanical Services; Belmont, VT
  • Book Nook; Ludlow, VT
  • Brewfest Beverage Co.; Ludlow, VT
  • Garvey & Garvey, Inc.; Ludlow, VT
  • Homestyle Hostel; Ludlow, VT
  • Ludlow Area Rotary Charitable Fund, Inc.; Ludlow, VT
  • Mary Davis Realtor; Ludlow, VT
  • Precision International; Brookhaven, NY
  • Michael J. Skinner Consulting; Haddonfield, NJ
  • Ted Stryhaus Builders, Inc.; Ludlow, VT
  • Wright Construction; Mt. Holly, VT