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    Pedaling Through History: 150 Years of the Bicycle, The Glenn Eames Collection opens June 21, 2016

  • The Sheldon Museum by Arthur K. D. Healy, ca. 1950

    About the Museum

  • Detail of drawings of gear wheels. Isaac Ebenezer Markham Papers. Collection of Henry Sheldon Museum.

    Research Collections

  • Judd-Harris House, ca. 1915. From the Collection of the Sheldon Museum

    Judd-Harris House

  • A dazzling fireworks display follows the Sheldon's annual Pops Concert. Photo: Trent Campbell

    Annual Pops Concert, July 1, 2016

  • Visitors at the Shard Villa exhibit.


  • Henry Sheldon standing on the porch of his museum. From the Collection of the Henry Sheldon Museum

    Henry Sheldon and his Museum

  • Map-making during Maps to the Past outreach program

    Education Programs

  • Illustration of the Museum by Middlebury artist Prindle Wissler for the 1982 Annual Report

    Support the Museum

  • Henry Sheldon and friends make the first trip over the Battell Bridge in November 1893, a month before work on the bridge was finished.

    Battell Bridge

The Sheldon Museum, the oldest community-based Museum in the country, has welcomed visitors and researchers since 1882. In 2015, the Sheldon Museum announced a two-year alliance with Historic New England. To learn more about Historic New England and the alliance, follow the links on the next page. Our mission is to serve the public by preserving the historic…
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