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Shelburne Museum

Shelburne Museum
6000 Shelburne Road
802-985-3346

Located in Vermont's scenic Lake Champlain valley, Shelburne Museum is one of the nation's finest, most diverse, and unconventional museums of art and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds.

Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, furniture, American paintings, and a dazzling array of 17th-to 20th-century artifacts are on view. Shelburne is home to the finest museum collections of 19th-century American folk art, quilts, 19th- and 20th-century decoys, and carriages.

Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960) was a pioneering collector of American folk art and founded Shelburne Museum in 1947. The daughter of H.O. and Louisine Havemeyer, important collectors of European and Asian art, she exercised an independent eye and passion for art, artifacts, and architecture celebrating a distinctly American aesthetic.

When creating the Museum she took the imaginative step of collecting 18th- and 19th-century buildings from New England and New York in which to display the Museum's holdings, relocating 20 historic structures to Shelburne. These include houses, barns, a meeting house, a one-room schoolhouse, a lighthouse, a jail, a general store, a covered bridge, and the 220-foot steamboat Ticonderoga.

In Shelburne Mrs. Webb sought to create "an educational project, varied and alive." What visitors experience at Shelburne is unique: remarkable collections exhibited in a village-like setting of historic New England architecture, accented by a landscape that includes over 400 lilacs, a circular formal garden, herb and heirloom vegetable gardens, and perennial gardens.

The Museum's collections, educational programs, special events, workshops, activities, and special exhibitions constantly offer new perspectives on four centuries of art and material culture, assuring visitors a museum experience unlike any other.



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Upcoming Events at Shelburne Museum

Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Monday, Dec 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Friday, Dec 20, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Monday, Dec 23, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Monday, Dec 30, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Friday, Jan 3, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Sunday, Jan 5, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Friday, Jan 10, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Joel Barber and the Modern Decoy

Sunday, Jan 12, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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