Opening day at Black River Academy Museum

LUDLOW, Vt. – Interested in finding out about the history of Ludlow and the Black River Academy? Join us for our opening day 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, Abby Hemenway, editor of the Vermont Gazetter. It’s amazing that a woman in the mid-1880s 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!

There will also be a display of early bridal memorabilia and wedding dresses. There is so much to see at this lovely historic building. We are looking forward to seeing you opening day from noon to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

If you are not able to attend the grand opening, the museum will be open during the summer Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

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