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!

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

Ludlow Woolen Mill

Do you know of anyone in Ludlow or the surrounding towns who worked in or is familiar with the woolen mill industry in Ludlow?

The Ludlow Elementary School sixth graders under the direction of their teacher, Heidi Baitz will be gathering oral histories of people who have been in that environment. If you have had that experience or know of someone who has, please contact Georgia Brehm at the Black River Academy Museum so you can make an appointment to talk about your experiences there. Georgia can be reached at 802-228-5050. Your information is invaluable to our community and we appreciate all of your help in gathering this history. Thank you in advance for your help.