LUDLOW, Vt. – Join us at the Black River Academy Museum, 14 High St., Saturday, July 6, from 1-4 p.m. for an old-fashioned ice cream social.
While you are here, take some time to view the DVD on the main floor to see what the museum is all about. View the bridal memorabilia display with vintage wedding dresses from 1880s to mid-1900s. Read about our local historian, author and editor of the Vermont Historical Gazetteer, Abby Hemenway. Walk through the three floors of exhibits featuring the Main Street of Ludlow as it was in the late 1800s, see rooms filled with Victorian furnishings. Can you pick out the first vacuum cleaner that was invented here in town?
The second floor features many exhibits including traditional New England barn building, information about the after effects of Tropical Storm Irene, and Vermont’s largest display of Finnish artifacts. Also, a display showing scaled model buildings of Main Street in the 1930s and ’40s assembled by our local sixth grade students under the supervision of their teacher, Heidi Baitz. The third floor has a 1900s schoolroom and military memorabilia from the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.
Whether you are just visiting for the weekend, a summer resident, or a local resident, there is always something new and different to see at the museum. With the price of admission, you can enjoy a tasty dessert and also wander through this local treasure.