John Newton, our President, has taken a leave of absence. He will remain a Trustee. Per the bylaws, the Board took steps at their October 12, 2017 meeting to fill the unexpired term of his office. Don McFeeters (Vice President) and Charlie Moore (immediate past Vice President) were elected as acting Co-Presidents. Kim Smith and Laz Scangas were elected Co-Vice Presidents (to fill Don’s now vacant position).

The next elections are scheduled for the 2018 Annual Meeting.

Update (11/3/17): Rita & Gerard Sparacino have resigned from the Board of Trustees for family reasons, but will remain involved with SAM as volunteers.

SAM to join Museum Day Live! on September 23

The Saint Albans Museum will offer complimentary admission on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities open their doors for free to those who download/print a Museum Day Live! ticket.  Continue Reading

SAM Closed 9-9-2017

FYI – the Saint Albans Museum will be closed on Saturday, September 9 2017 for our annual Board/staff retreat and training. See you next week!

Thanks to our amazing volunteer John St. Denis, you can now browse SAM’s complete collection of BFA (1930-present*) and St. Mary’s (1950-1969) yearbooks during your visit on our new digital workstation (located in the historic classroom exhibit).

*We’re missing BFA 1936 & 1973 – please contact us if you have a copy!

The Saint Albans Museum (SAM) is hosting their second annual Kid’s Night at the Museum on Wednesday, August 9 from 5-8pm.
Admission for children is free, and adults are only $5 each (with a maximum of $10 per family/group). Play in the bounce house, test your skills with games and activities, and enter our scavenger hunt and coloring contest for your chance to win great prizes. SAM has partnered with the St. Albans Recreation Department, the NCSS Family Center, RISE VT, and the Franklin County Dairy Promotion Board to offer this family-friendly evening with fun and learning for all ages.
Each attendee receives a ticket for dinner (pizza and fruit) and a choice of water or milk. Guided tours of the museum exhibits will also be available. There will also be a resource table with information about local organizations, agencies, and services specifically for families.
“Our historic building served as a school for over 100 years before it became a museum,” said Alex Lehning, Executive Director of the Saint Albans Museum. “A curiosity about the past is an important part of your identity no matter how old you are. We’re excited to return to our roots with for an evening of discovery and family fun.”

In Search Of Historic Saint Albans Directories & Telephone Books

One of the most useful resources we have at the Museum are our copies of old directories and telephone books for Saint Albans. They provide a wealth of information about local businesses and restaurants, community organizations, residents, and civic leaders. Often, these books are our only connection to a historical place.  Continue Reading