Shrewsbury Historical Society, Incorporated Museum

Route 103 Cuttingsville, VT05738

Mailing Address:
576 Shunpike 
Cuttingsville, VT 05738

Telephone: 802-492-3324

The Shrewsbury Historical Society, Inc. was formed in 1971. At that time the Society had no place for a museum. In 1984, the Museum opened on the second floor of the Shrewsbury Library, a former one-room schoolhouse. Through the years, as the collection grew, the members hoped for a larger area. After negotiations with the Shrewsbury Community Church, the church building on Route 103 in Cuttingsville became the new museum. It was originally built in 1842, and renovated in 1890. A Grand Opening of the Museum was held in August of 1999. 
The Society now boasts approximately 80 paid members of which 20 are active members. Displayed in the museum are 19th century household items and furniture, costumes, photographs, books, diaries, toys and other town memorabilia. The collection also included geneology, video and audio tapes of townspeople and special events, and current Shrewsbury history in scrapbook form.

Contact Person: Ruth Winkler or
Fran Patten
576 Shunpike Rd.
Shrewsbury, VT 05738

Hours and Admission: Open weekends July through October

Type of Museum:
Civil War
Historical Society
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Bread and Puppet Museum

Route 122, Glover, VT

Mailing Address:
RD 2, Box 153, Glover, VT 05839

Telephone: 802-525-3031

bread puppet

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:
Puppets, masks, reliefs and sculpture

Group tours accomodated
Gift Shop

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