Many hundreds of puppets and masks, ranging in size from miniature cut-outs to towering giants, arranged in groupings by size, colors, and themes, often reenacting past Bread and Puppet Theater productions, are housed on 2 floors of a 130-year old barn. Activities in July and Auguts include paper-mache workshops, woodcut printing, bread making, and outdoor performances in the summer on Sunday afternoon. Write to above address for more information after April 1. A variety of posters, books, and booklets are also available.
Contact Person: Elka Schumann
Hours and Admission: June through Oct, daily, 10am – 5pm. Free. Not accessible to the disabled.
Type of Museum: Art Children’s Puppets, masks, reliefs and sculpture
Shelburne Farms Bay and Harbor Roads Shelburne, VT 05482 Telephone: 802-985-8686 Fax: 985-8123 Web Address: www.shelburnefarms.org
Located on a beautiful bay of Lake Champlain, Shelburne Farms is the former estate and working farm of Dr. William Seward Webb and Eliza Vanderbilt Webb.
The farms were designed in the late 19th century by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, forester Gifford Pinchot, and architect Robert H. Robertson. Approximately 1,400 acres remain of the original 4,000. Today the farms demonstrate the stewardship of natural and agricultural resources through education programs, a children’s farmyard, program, tours of the property, and a walking trail.
You Can Stay Overnight Here.
The house is operated as an inn and is open mid-May to mid-Oct. Annual events include tours of the fully restored Shelburne House on Mother’s Day weekend, Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Vermont Mozart Festival concerts in July and Aug, Green Mountain Draft Horse Field Day in July, and Harvest Festival and annual art show in Sept.
Contact Person: Alec Webb, President; Megan Camp, Vice-president and Program Director
Hours and Admission: Tours of the property: mid-May to mid-Oct, daily at 9:30am, 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3:30pm. Adults $10.00, Seniors and Children (3-14) … Read the rest