Black River Academy Museum and Historical Society

High Street, Ludlow, VT

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 73
Ludlow, VT 05149

Telephone: 802-228-5050

The Black River Academy Museum was founded in 1835. In 1888 the present Richardsonian style building was built and from the Academy, Calvin Coolidge, future President of the United States, graduated in 1890. The Academy served as Ludlow’s high school until 1938. Today it serves an equally important roll preserving the academic history of the Black River Valley as well as the heritage and traditions of the people who reside here, past, present, and future. The Academy Museum is also home to the Academy’s Fiber Arts School, offering classes such as weaving, spinning, felting, and knitting.

Upon visiting the museum you will see exhibits of furniture, clothing, quilts, china and paintings in a Victorian exhibit designed by Ludlow High School students, and exhibit of Ludlow Main Street, circa 1900, also designed by Ludlow High School students; a woolen mill exhibit, an 1890 schoolroom and you can even ring the original school bell.

Contact Person: Georgia Brehm, Director

Hours and Admission: Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., Memorial Day through Columbus weekend and by special appointment during winter months. Admission by donation.

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