St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Saint Johnsbury

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Library
The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, is a combined library and art gallery. The building in which it is housed is architecturally and historically significant because of its construction. The Athenaeum is also noted for the American landscape paintings and books in its collection and its having been funded by Horace Fairbanks, manufacturer of the world's first platform scale. The art collection contains a number of Hudson River School paintings. This building retains a strong Victorian (French Second Empire) flavor of the 19th century.
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  • The town of ST. Johnsbury's public library with an interesting collection of artworks on display for a small admission fee, at the back of the building. The building in which it is housed is...  more »
  • Hudson River School of paintings! it is an American School of Paintings. Domes of Yosemite, 9x15 painting by Albert Bierstad is the main attraction. But there is a lt more to see and learn  more »
  • Amazing community resource. The staff are so helpful and knowledgeable. I cant think of any library in VT that is as beautiful or as unique. Amazing art collection as well!
  • Gorgeous building with a stunning art collection. Well worth the visit.

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