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Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • Bernie Severance: a lifetime dedication to the Breeding Barn

    May 14, 2021 | Holly Brough Culture / Arts

    Shelburne Farms remembers Bernie Severance, and celebrates the amazing legacy he left behind: a beautiful scaled replica of the enormous Breeding Barn.

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  • Remembering Martin Tierney

    January 4, 2021 Culture / Arts

    As principal architect for Shelburne Farms for nearly 20 years, Martin guided and championed the renovation of many of the nonprofit's historic buildings, transforming them -- and the Farm, in the process.

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  • What on the Farm? Wooden Drum Sculptures

    August 24, 2020 | Holly Brough Culture / Arts

    Along our walking trails, you might be surprised or puzzled by a lineup of wooden poles topped by sculpted heads both human and animal. Here's their story.

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  • Happy Trails

    August 10, 2020 | Julie Eldridge Edwards Culture / Arts, Nature / Natural Resources

    Our trails have offered solace and peace to many in this time of COVID. Enjoy this virtual "walk" along some of our favorite spots and vistas, including the Formal Gardens.

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  • Restoring the Formal Gardens, 2007-2020

    August 7, 2020 | Holly Brough Culture / Arts, Gardening

    The Formal Gardens Restoration Project has taken over a decade to complete. Here's a look back at the enormous effort involved in the four phases of work.

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  • Diving in search of Farm history (and future)

    July 8, 2020 Culture / Arts

    A local diver searches below the surface of Lake Champlain for the Farm's original water intake structure, dating to the late 1800s.

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  • Response to a Pandemic, 1918 & 2020

    April 7, 2020 | Julie Eldridge Edwards Culture / Arts

    How people at Shelburne Farms experienced and responded to the Spanish Flu pandemic is remarkably similar to the response to the coronavirus today. The key? Volunteers doing a LOT of sewing.

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  • Warmest Wishes for a Bright 2020!

    January 14, 2020 Culture / Arts

    We hope you enjoy this glimpse of winter at the Farm Barn along with our thanks.

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  • The Man Behind the Memorial

    November 24, 2019 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food, Culture / Arts

    On your walk to the overlook beyond the Farm Barn, it's easy to miss the Lone Tree Hill Memorial, and the man honored there. Who was Derick Webb? Let us introduce you.

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  • Get Cooking with Jr Iron Chef VT 2020!

    November 8, 2019 Agriculture / Food, Culture / Arts

    For a taste of the competition, try Green Mountain Technology & Career Center’s recipe for Rich and Creamy Ratatouille in a Roasted Pepper Sauce, which won the 2019 Crowd Pleaser Award.

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