The Sheldon Museum features its permanent collection of 19th and 20th century Vermont furniture, paintings, and household objects exhibited in the elegant Federal house built in 1829 by marble merchants Eben Judd and Lebbeus Harris. Changing special exhibits are on view in the Cerf Gallery.
Walter Cerf Gallery
Built in 1991 through the generosity of art dealer and philanthropist Walter Cerf, the Cerf Gallery has become a hub of public activity at the Museum. A varied exhibition schedule features both historically-themed exhibits and artworks by contemporary Vermont artists and craftspeople. Recent exhibits highlighted the history of Addison County Fair and Field Days, changes in the Vermont landscape in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Vermont’s role in the Civil War, and leisure life in 19th century Vermont.
The Gallery also serves as a public venue for gallery talks, school programs and special events.
May 10, 2013 – August 4, 2013
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.Read more »
August 20, 2013 – November 2, 2013
The Sheldon Museum’s fall 2013 exhibit is “Fashion & Fantasy,” introducing selections from the museum’s vintage clothing collection paired with the unique, stunning, and imaginative couture creations from nature by South Burlington artist Wendy Copp.Read more »
June 29, 2012 – January 15, 2013
The exhibit tells the story of Capt. George G. Howe and Lorette Wolcott who courted through tender love letters during the Civil War and whose correspondence was featured in the Sheldon Museum’s 2011 play “Remember Me to All Good Folks.”Read more »