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June 15, 2013

New series offers SMArt fun


“Which is going to be a monthly, structured art-based program, where there will be a combination of gallery visits (and) a literacy component, so it will include a book,” Petersen said. “And then, art-making in the classroom. It’s an opportunity for families, together, to explore some in-depth art-making. 

“Also, we’re doing Webby’s Art Studio, which will be similar to Owl Cottage in the open season. It will be a drop-in art activity in a classroom in the new building. It’s providing art experiences to a wide range of children. Art in the A.M. is more really focused to younger students from (ages) 2 to 6 or 7.”

Family Days offers the museum the opportunity to celebrate the breadth of its collections.

“Circus-palooza celebrates all things circus on (Sunday) July 21,” Petersen said. “Haunted Happenings, which traditionally had been the day when we would close the museum and open our doors to 4,000 people in costume who come trick-or-treating for three hours between 10 (a.m.) and 1 (p.m.). The new building will allow us to continue to serve family audiences with Deck the Halls. So we will have a week of holiday programming. 

“Programming through the week will be tailored to certain audiences, evenings for young adults and afternoons for pre-schoolers, and culminating in a final Family Day on (Sunday) Dec. 8.”

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WHAT: SMArt: Tunes, featuring music by The Left Eye Jump Blues Band. 

WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. 

WHERE: Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, Vt. 

CONTACT: Call (802) 985-3346 or visit


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