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Vintage St. Albans Pop-up Museum
September 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Join SAM on Saturday: September 12, September 26 & October 10 for a series of three socially-distanced “pop-up” exhibitions located outside the museum, featuring historic images and documents as well as original murals by local artist Chloe Viner. Themes will vary and include historical perspectives on: the women’s suffrage and reform movements (co-presented with the Lake Champlain Basin Program), Central Vermont Railway & the “Rail City,” historic agriculture & architecture in Franklin County, French-Canadian heritage, St. Albans Bay, community medical history, and more.
Complimentary reservations are required – visit stamuseum.eventbrite.com – and there will only be a limited number of “walk-up” tickets available; sessions will run from 10-11am, 11am-12pm, and 12-1pm. Orders for books, apparel, and other items (placed by 5pm on the Friday prior each program) through SAM’s online shop – stamuseum.square.site – will also be available for pickup
Local artist Chloe Viner Collins will be on-site to create two original art wall murals for the museum, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment – which secured the right for women to vote. In her artist’s statement, Viner Collins wrote: “When the art boards in Swanton were removed because of controversy surrounding my unity murals, the Village President commented that art boards were not ‘make-a-statement boards.’ It is my belief that art of value always makes a statement. Art is fundamentally political, but basic human rights should not be.”
Thank you to our event sponsors: Family of Valdemar & Bridget Garibay & Heald Funeral Home, as well as our 2020 program series sponsor Peoples Trust Co.