St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Saint Johnsbury

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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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  • Who knew that a library like this existed? Right in the heart of downtown St. Johnsbury with magical artwork and a free listening tour to view and learn about the artwork set in the middle of the... 
    Who knew that a library like this existed? Right in the heart of downtown St. Johnsbury with magical artwork and a free listening tour to view and learn about the artwork set in the middle of the...  more »
  • visiting the athenaeum, was a very pleasant surprise, it is beautiful art gallery, With an Albert Bierstadt painting that was recently refinished. 
    visiting the athenaeum, was a very pleasant surprise, it is beautiful art gallery, With an Albert Bierstadt painting that was recently refinished.  more »
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  • saw some good reads here in 1994 meaning our family ties to historical events

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