Museums and Theaters in Vermont

Shelburne Museum near Burlington

Theater and opera houses

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington
The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts is an all-day cultural center for the performing arts in Burlington. It not only supports and promotes young artists from the region, but has also made a name for itself as the largest and most respected cultural establishment in the state. Stand-up comedians are particularly welcome here and at the weekend the 180-seat cabaret is almost always fully booked. In the large 1,500-man auditorium, smaller festivals, art exhibitions, lectures, musicals, book clubs and discussion groups or theater performances take place almost every day and in the 2 educational establishments even the very young don’t miss out. A lot of time and money is invested in the education of children who try to be involved in the art and culture scene from an early age.

Weston Playhouse Theater Company
The Playhouse Theater in Weston, in the heart of Vermont, calls itself a world-class theater – and not without reason. As one of the oldest playhouses in the USA, it was founded during the Great Depression around 1935 and chose an old church as the location to be restored. The Playhouse quickly made a name for itself as the most beautiful theater in all of New England and could afford to bring high-ranking producers on board. Due to the great success of the playhouse, the establishment was quickly expanded. Today, in addition to the main stage, there are several smaller stages, cultural centers and youth facilities. But the Playhouse itself is particularly impressed by its mask and costume design, which it proudly displays – even for the smallest performances.

Museums and exhibitions

Billings Farm in Woodstock
Billings Farm is a model farm with a historic open air museum in Woodstock, the administrative seat of Windsor County. The farm was founded in 1871 by the conservationist Frederic Billings, who cared about the correct keeping of domestic animals. The farm still produces fresh milk, butter and cheese and the farm is open every day to visitors who want to get an idea of ​​an exemplary and sustainable agricultural business. For example, you can learn how to milk cows or how to properly handle horses, oxen, sheep, chickens and small cattle.

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Bennington Museum in Bennington
The Bennington Museum in the town of the same name was founded in 1852 and today mainly shows works by the hobby painter and artist Grandma Moses (1860-1961), who primarily dealt with glass art but also pottery and stone carving. Approx. 30 works are exhibited by the representative of the so-called Naive Art, who rarely began to dedicate her life to art until her 70s. The Bennington Museum also exhibits rare luxury cars and focuses on early history from the states of Vermont, New York and Massachusetts. Since 1923, the old, beautiful St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church has functioned as the Bennington Museum, which also exhibits modern art and photography by up-and-coming artists as well as well-known personalities.

Shelburne Museum near Burlington
The Shelburne Museum in Shelburne is a large art and open-air museum near Burlington near Lake Champlain. The Shelburne Museum is one of the largest galleries in the United States. It was built in 1947 and exhibits over 150,000 works in over 39 rooms. Whether Impressionist pictures, folk art, quilts, textiles, interior decoration and artifacts – in Shelburne art and works from the 17th to the 20th century from Asia, Europe, America and with a particular focus on Vermont and New England are exhibited.

Shelburne Museum near Burlington