Dorset Event

Designing Women: The Colonial Revival at Shelburne Museum

Mar 3 2020 - Mar 3 2020 • Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm Education & History

Green Mountain Academy welcomes back associate curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff to talk about the Colonial Revival at Shelburne Museum. This was manifested in the development of a 45-acre campus populated with buildings and objects ranging from hatboxes to furniture, installed in period rooms and galleries meant to inspire visitors to recall a collective colonial past. This talk will survey the relationships between three early Colonial Revival collectors – Shelburne Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb and two of her important advisors, Lillian Baker Carlisle and Katherine Prentis Murphy – and investigate the ways that these three intelligent, innovative, head-strong women ultimately shaped larger trends in how we have come to collect, interpret, and understand American antiques and material culture.. Registration is $18 in advance or $22 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit  
Tuesday March 3rd 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Southern Vermont Arts Center930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Dr, Manchester Center, VT