You really are delving into one of the most historic places in the USA with a visit to the Henry Sheldon Museum, because it's actually the OLDEST chartered community history museum in the entire USA!
How amazing is that?
Since 1884, this charming museum has been welcoming visitors and researchers to explore the exhibits, enjoy the lively tours and programs, all to enrich your understanding of Vermont's fascinating past.
The Henry Sheldon Museum has three main exhibit areas - the Judd-Harris House, the Stewart--Swift Research Center and the Walter Cerf Gallery - so let's start with the Judd-Harris House!
Built in 1829, the Judd-Harris House is home to a wealth of objects depicting small town life in 19th century Vermont, as well as the natural resources, industries and inhabitants of the region.
You can even see authentic furniture, art and artifacts of the time, really bringing to life the rich history!
The Stewart-Swift Research Center houses one of Vermont's premiere archival collections, documenting the history of Middlebury and surrounding areas, and finally the Walter Cerf Gallery hosts changing exhibits throughout the year, so you can always go back and plan your next visit around something new!
It really is a fascinating trip through the area's history at the Henry Sheldon Museum - but one final question - just WHO was Henry Sheldon? Well, that's something you can find out when you visit this charming Vermont museum.
We'll leave you guessing!