Explore Saint Albans History From Home

The Saint Albans Museum would like to express our support for area students and educators, their families, and our community members who will be transitioning to online and home-based learning during the next several weeks. We will continue to update this page daily with videos, articles, documents, and other activities related to our local history. We hope these historical materials will provide unique enrichment opportunities or may supplement your social studies curriculum. 

As a museum educator and adjunct instructor with the Community College of Vermont, I will do my best to accommodate specific topic requests. Please contact me with any questions.

Be well,

Alex Lehning, MA
Executive Director 

PS: You can find the latest updates regarding the impact of COVID-19 on SAM’s public programming and events here.

Weekend Activities

  • “DIY” Museum – a fun activity guide for Junior Curators (of all ages) to create their own museum…right at home!
  • Make a Map – for Junior Cartographers (of all ages); create your own map…explore your own neighborhood or backyard, and seek out hidden treasure!
  • Time Capsule – Natalie Long has designed a time capsule kit for both kids and adults to reflect upon and document their everyday experiences living in the time of coronavirus. Learn more and download (multiple languages/formats available) at https://letsembark.ca/time-capsule

Agricultural History

  • Armchair History: Dairy” – A conversation about Franklin County’s dairy heritage with retired agricultural educator Don McFeeters

Railroad History Resources

  • Armchair History: Train Talk” – A conversation about the history and impact of the Central Vermont Railway on St. Albans with retired railroad employee and community historian Jim Murphy 
  • Across the Fence: Rail City” – SAM appeared on Across the Fence to preview their “Rail City History Project”

Saint Albans Museum

Vermont History

Women’s History Month

Just for Fun

  • Download Free Coloring Books from 113 Museums / #ColorOurCollections Project
  • 12 Virtual Tours of famous museums from around the world



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