Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, Vermont
Court Street at the Gamaliel Painter House, Middlebury, Vermont| Map |
The Vermont Folklife Center, founded in 1984, is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the voices and traditions of Vermont and the surrounding region. Through ongoing field research, a multimedia archive and an apprenticeship program, the Center documents and conserves cultural heritage which could easily be lost. Through exhibits, media, publication and educational projects, it brings recognition to the skills, talents and traditions of Vermonters, past and present. The Center has made preservation of the spoken word the core of its endeavors, and the archive now comprises over 4,500 taped interviews which have been transcribed and electronically indexed. An archive of more than 4,000 oral tales inspired the Vermont Folklife Center Children's Book Series, which captures the color and spontaneity of the most unforgettable stories and preserves them for learning and enjoyment. The stories are regional in origin and universal in nature. They feature real people and real places, providing children ages six to ten with a great background in history.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Vermont Folklife Center’s Archive & Research Center is open Wednesday through Friday by appointment. The Children's Book Series has intergenerational appeal and encourages families to pass on their own stories.
Address: Court Street at the Gamaliel Painter House, Middlebury, Vermont| Map
Hours: Tue-Sat 10 am - 5 pm More Info
Price: Free More Info