Black River Academy Museum ice cream social

LUDLOW, Vt. – How many times have you passed by this beautiful, historic building and wondered what was inside? Join us at the Black River Academy Museum at 14 High Street for an old-fashioned ice cream social on Saturday, July 1 from 1 – 4 p.m. While you are here, take some time to visit the three floors of exhibits that are accessible by elevator. You’ll quickly find out, it’s not all about Calvin!

Black River Academy Museum
Black River Academy Museum. Photo provided

Roam the Main Street of Ludlow as it was in 1899 with artifacts donated by many store owners from the past. View what a local Ludlow home would have looked like circa 1870. You’ll see one of the first vacuum cleaners invented right here in town. The second floor houses many exhibits that show barn building, past flood calamities, and Vermont’s largest display of Finnish artifacts. The 1900’s school-room is on the third floor along with a display of military memorabilia from the Civil War, WWI, and WWII.

There is nothing cooler than starting off your Fourth of July weekend by enjoying an ice cream sundae. If you are new to the area, the museum is easy to find…follow the detour signs. Admission is by donations. If you are interested in a walking tour of the area, meet Sharon Bixby, a life-long resident of Ludlow and museum trustee at the Big Eyes Bakery on 126 Main Street at 1:30 p.m. The tour ends at the museum. For more information, call us at 802-228-5050 or view our website. We look forward to seeing you on July 1. Happy summer!

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