An Ongoing Study of the Shelburne Museum by the Students of Saint Michaels College
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How did they build those old farmhouses?

What kinds of tools did they use?

How did Degas' ballet dancers pirhouette all the way to Vermont? How did Mary Cassatt and Louisine Elder Havemeyer bring French Impressionism toAmerica?
Readin' 'ritin' and 'rithmetic were the basics in one-room schoolhouses of the nineteenth-century.

Stencils were an inexpensive way to fancy up the parlor.

Take off your boots and don't steal all the covers, stranger! 

What was it like to spend a night in a Colonial tavern, perhaps enroute from New York to Montreal?

The town of Vergennes built a fine school to display its pride and prominence as Vermont's first city.

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