Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History Museums

1 Park Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 388-2117
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Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun in summer 1-5; Research Center: Thurs-Fri 1-5 and by appointment

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Bill Brooks · Executive Director · Send an Email Eva Garcelon-Hart · Archivist · Send an Email Mary Manley · Associate Director · Send an Email

about us

Discover the people, places and stories of Vermont's past at one of America's first history museums. Tour the elegant 1829 Judd-Harris House, built by local marble merchants and filled with 19th century Vermont furniture, textiles, paintings, and household artifacts. View the current exhibit in the Cerf Gallery and enjoy our Museum Shop and beautiful gardens.

This summer, the Sheldon Museum, in partnership with Historic New England, presents ''From Dairy to Doorstep: Milk Delivery in New England,'' an entertaining, special exhibit that chronicles over 200 years of dairy history from the family farm through the heyday of home delivery by milkmen. The exhibit features seldom seen historic photographs, advertisements, ephemera, and artifacts provided by Historic New England, the Sheldon, Monument Farms Dairy, and a local collector.

On view through August 4, 2013, From Dairy to Doorstep explains and gives meaning to items associated with milk production, milk delivery, and milk consumption. Viewers will recognize signs, advertising, milkman uniforms, dairy goods, and milk bottles.

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