Reading Frederick Douglass

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided.

The reading is set to begin at 1:00 pm in the Old Stone House, first floor

Lecture on Albany Civil War Soldier Bradley J. Norris

Join award-winning author Robert Grandchamp for a lecture about Albany Civil War Soldier Bradley J. Norris.  Robert will include details on how to research a Civil War soldier, as well as stay for questions & answers.  His research on the Albany Civil War Soldier was recently published in the Vermont Historical Society’s History Journal.

We will meet at the Brownington Congregational Church in our Historic Village, and refreshments will be served.  We look forward to seeing you as we honor our military this Memorial Day.

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Collector’s Fair – It’s On!

Our very generous volunteers have come forward to organize the event to be held at the Newport Municipal Building Gym.  Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 24th.  The event is open to all collectors with free registration and free admission for the public.  Please complete the registration form under the Events tab, and return to the Museum.