Join SAM ‘Across the Fence’ on May 21

Join SAM on “Across the Fence” on Monday, May 21 at 12:10pm on WCAX TV as we explore the history and heritage of agriculture in our community. SAM Co-President Don McFeeters and Executive Director Alex Lehning will share the story of our newest exhibit, Farming Franklin County.

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Miss the live broadcast? You can watch the full episode here.

Support SAM on Giving Tuesday

On Giving Tuesday, you can make a difference locally and ensure a legacy of support for the preservation of our community history. “Take 5” for the Saint Albans Museum and make a donation ($5, $15, $50 – or any amount) to our annual appeal, or “Take 5” minutes to…

– become a volunteer
contribute an artifact, photograph, or other materials related to St. Albans history
commit to writing a “Letter to the Editor” to local/social media sharing what you love most about the Museum

When you “Take 5” for SAM, you directly impact our mission and allow us to provide educational programming for area students and families, to care for our collections and historic building, and to continue to offer historical, cultural, and arts events and activities throughout the year.

Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, it falls on November 28. Giving Tuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners
 to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

The Saint Albans Museum was founded in 1966 (as the Saint Albans Historical Society), and is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history and heritage of Saint Albans and northwest Vermont through programs, exhibitions, performances, and special events. SAM is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.

The Saint Albans Museum has announced their 2017 Annual Appeal. Learn more about how your end-of-year gift can support our educational programming and events, care for our collections and exhibits, and help to maintain our historic building. Learn more and make a tax-deductible donation online. You can also contribute by mail to PO Box 722, St. Albans, VT 05478.

We appreciate the support of our members and friends in the community and throughout Vermont and the US!

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