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When: Through Dec. 31
Phone: 802-388-2117
In 1911, a Middlebury philanthropist named Joseph Battell sold some 1,200 acres of forest, including the summit of Camel’s Hump, to the State of Vermont for $1. He also donated to Middlebury College 35,000 acres of nearby land that would become part of the Green Mountain National Forest. The latter gift encompasses the Breadloaf and Battell wilderness areas, which have been essential to local recreation and education for more than a century. The terrain’s physical beauty has long inspired artists, as well. Two of them share a current exhibition at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. Caleb Kenna’s drone photographs and Jill Madden’s paintings — some on linen, others on maps of the wilderness area — capture the beloved landscape from above the canopy and on ground amid the trees. It’s an inspired pairing of both content and process.

Other Upcoming Events at Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History

  • Miniature Christmas Tree Raffle (Art Events)

    • Through Dec. 21 $5 for one ticket, $20 for five
  • "Henry at 200' (Shows)

    • Through Dec. 31
  • Holiday Train Exhibit (Shows)

    • Through Jan. 8, 2022


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