"Americana" Shelburne by ExGuyParis
Shelburne Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 34 photos
Electra Havemeyer Webb, the founder of The Shelbourne Museum, was an avid collector. In 1947 she established the Shelburne Museum to share all her treasures with the public.The Shelburne Museum houses a diverse and eclectic melange of Americana accumulated by Electra Webb... collections of weathervanes, ship figureheads, cigar store Indians, pottery, quilts, hat boxes, decoys, carousel animals. As time went on, the size of the collections grew-- and the size of what was collected: a carousel, a covered bridge, a blacksmith shop, several houses and barns, a lighthouse, and a steam ship. Most of the buildings are authentic, and most have been moved from other locations.
The Shelburne Railroad Station "retired South" from its original location to the Shelburne Museum.
Once practical items of daily life, now interesting art / artifacts. The Shelburne Museum had countless examples of once routine items that now fascinate or provoke nostalga.
Electra Webb's collections included a nice sampling of European Impressionist art. These are housed in a newer building,... more travel advice
This Lighthouse was built in 1871to warn of reefs on Champlain, between New York and Vermont. Electra Havemeyer Webb,... more travel advice
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