a little trip (part 1)

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If you follow along on IG than you're familiar with this image of the Ticonderoga from the Shelburne Museum - well, wait a minute I might be getting ahead of myself. I love history of any kind and I especially love museums. So, this lovely spot outside of Burlington VT with all it's historic buildings has always remained a favorite memory from my childhood The visit when I was 6 made a lasting impression on me.

I speak of my love of treasures often and the image below is a treasure from that childhood visit. I showed it to my sister saying how I'd love to take Liam there and bam she immediately set to work planning everything.

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Shelburne Museum has a world renown collection of art - including a selection of antique architectural structures, decorative arts, folk art, carriages, circus collectibles, textiles, toys and more - plus beautiful French Impressionist art all encapsulated in 39 buildings over 45 acres.

All tickets are good for a 2 day visit. On our first day we completely walked the grounds visiting 18 buildings in about 4 hours.

 

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We took the car ferry across Lake Champlain into Burlington, VT.

 

It was a ton of fun and I highly recommend  - especially with children.

 

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This sight greeted us as we walked up to the entrance on Day 1. It wasn't a sunny day but, we were so fortunate it didn't start to rain until we were leaving. The Round Barn above houses a collection of horse powered carriages. Look at the pretty hand painted details on this sled.

Next stop was the Ticonderoga a 220 ft. side-wheel passenger steamboat. Built in 1906 it operated until 1953. The ships interior and decks are set up as if it were 1923.

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We enjoyed a walk through an 1890 Train and it was super fun finding our town on the map.

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the backroom of the General Store houses the Apothecary Shop. All the antique bottles and drug containers were fun to see.

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the Meeting House is in a lovely spot.

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I love the image of Liam in the Horseshoe Barn Annex which features more amazing carriages.

 

Shelburne runs a print making shop on premises. I tried to buy a print of the Letter K (of course) but, they were sold out - I'll be giving them a jingle at the end of the month to check on stock.

 

Here we are taking a peek in the Jail.

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The Textile Gallery was marvelous ... screens, hat boxes, some of the finest quilts I have ever viewed and loomed coverlets. Although an antique this navy and white spread feels very fresh.

The Model Train was delightful as were the collection of toys.

I really like Pewter and these molds from the Variety Unit building were so neat. This building holds collections of Pewter, Glass and Porcelains.

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This diorama was eye level built into the wall.


friends I'm going to pick this up next week but, I didn't want to close without sharing the visionary behind the Museum - the late Electra Havemeyer Webb. I always try and pick up a publication about anywhere I visit and this volume while slim tells in great detail Mrs. Webb's passion for the arts, collecting and the history of Shelburne.

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til next time.

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