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VFC News :: Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

VFC Exhibit and Sales Galleries and our offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday from Thursday 11/26 through Saturday 11/28.

We will be open following our normal schedule beginning Monday 11/30.

The Exhibit and Sales Gallery will open at noon on Wednesday 11/25.


VFC Events :: 2015 Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit

Gingerbread House.

It's Ginberbread House time again! The 2015 Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit will run from December 1, 2015 - December 22, 2015 at the VFC in Middlebury.

Families, individuals and organizations are encouraged to enter the contest! The more the merrier!

This year's theme: Digital Folklore: Emoji, Rainbow Unicorns and Lolcats! Get creative with the contemporary lore of the World Wide Web and electronic communication as inspiration!

Entry forms are due by Friday November 28, 2015.

Join us on December 4, 2015 from 4:00-6:00pm for our annual opening reception!

Need an entry form? Stop by the VFC Sales Gallery to pick up one up—or download a PDF here :: link

For additional details, contact Bob at (802) 388-4964.


VFC Events :: Vermont’s Working Forests: Challenges and Opportunities Panel

Portrait of a Forest: Men and Machine

In conjunction with our current exhibit, Portrait of a Forest: Men and Machine we will host a panel discussion on Vermont's working forest on November 19 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at our offices in Middlebury.

The panel will feature Michael Snyder (Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation), Paul Costello (Executive Director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development), Jamey Fidel (General Counsel and Director of the Forest and Wildlife Program at the Vermont Natural Resources Council), David Brynn (Founder of Vermont Family Forests) and Tom Yager (head forester at A. Johnson Co. in Bristol, VT).

For additional information please contact the Vermont Folklife Center at (802) 388-4964.


VFC News :: VFC Founder, Jane Beck in Seven Days!

Jane Beck, photo by Caleb Kenna. Seven Days

VFC Founder, Jane C. Beck is featured in Seven Days!

Learn more about Jane and her life's work with Daisy Turner here :: link

Fascinated by this story? Want to support the Vermont Folklife Center? Please make a gift today!






Photo by Caleb Kenna.


VFC Exhibits :: Portrait of a Forest: Men and Machine

Portrait of a Forest: Men and Machine

Our new exhibit, Portrait of a Forest: Men and Machine will open on October 9, 2015. The exhibit will run through January 9, 2016.

Portrait of a Forest: Men and Machine features 70 photographs in a exhibit that brings together contemporary images by Weybridge photojournalist, George Bellerose along side historical photographs and commentary by the logging and forest products community.

“Unlike Vermonters of the past, many of us no longer have a direct connection to the working landscape. We see logging trucks and the occasional roadside log collection, but rarely do we have contact with loggers or fully understand their importance to the state,” Bellerose said of the origin of his project.

“My hope is that this documentation will help everyone better understand the challenges facing the industry today and appreciate its role in preserving a healthy forest,” Bellerose added.

Coverage ranges from solo loggers with a chain saw to multi-machine chipping operations, from backyard sawmills to state-of-the-art flooring mills.

The exhibit and projected book are companion pieces to an earlier Bellerose and Vermont Folklife Center project, Forty-Six Years of Pretty Straight Going: The Life of a Family Dairy Farm.

For additional details, please contact us at (802) 388-4964.




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Archive & Research Center :: By Appointment
Office :: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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