253 South Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 773-3361
Fax: (802) 773-4892
253 South Main Street, Rutland, VT, US, 05701
- Phone: (802) 773-3361
- Fax: (802) 773-4892
Arts & Museums
The seasonal Vermont Marble Museum is a unique educational museum for children and adults who are interested in learning about an important Vermont natural resource, marble.
The Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont is a nationally recognized collection of Norman Rockwell's art. Established in 1976, the museum commemorates Norman Rockwell's Vermont years and the entire span and diversity of his career (1911-1978). Chronological display of more than 2,500 Norman Rockwell magazine covers, advertisements, calendars and other published works shows Rockwell's development as an illustrator and links his work to the political, economic, and cultural history of the United States. There is a very extensive gift shop and custom framing available. The Museum is open year round 7 days a week.
Situated in the foothills of the Green Mountains, where Vermont
The Brandon Museum celebrates the history and lives of early Brandon residents in a first generation Vermont home. Visitors learn about early Brandon History, follow the national crisis of the mid-1800s and the anti-slavery movement in town, and explore the life and career of prominent 19th century statesman Stephen A. Douglas, who was born in the home in 1813. The Museum features early photographs, Brandon artifacts, and fascinating stories about the lives and thoughts of some of the first Vermonters. Open daily 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. from mid-May through mid-October or by appointment. Handicapped accessible. No charge.
The gallery features Liza Myers' paintings of nests, animals, floral watercolors and images of the natural world. Also featured are Liza's figurative clay sculpture and whimsical Flying Menagerie collection. Classes are offered for children and adults year round. They also offer Warren Kimble's work, they are the only place in the world that offers his hand signed original prints.
America's best known living folk artist, Warren Kimble's highly stylized animals and Vermont scenes have become familiar around the world. Visit the Kimble House, the historic brick building in downtown Brandon that features a Museum of Warren Kimble paintings, Folk Art from the private collection of Lorraine and Warren Kimble, a gallery of original Warren Kimble paintings, a gift shop and print room.
The museum offers a trip through over 200 years of maple sugaring history starting with the Native American discovery that maple sap cooked over an open fire produces a sweet syrup. Gift shop on site.
Learn about the history of marble quarrying in Vermont through the museum's exciting and educational exhibits. Gift shop on site and online.
The Black River Academy received students from 26 states and 3 foreign countries throughout its 103 years. Today this unique Richardsonian building embodies the cultural heritage of the Black River Valley, through instruction in traditional crafts, small theater productions, and three floors of exhibits, which include an early American house, Main St. Ludlow circa 1900, Calvin Coolidge's school days, and a one-room schoolhouse.