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Vermont Folklife Center

Court Street at the Gamaliel Painter House, Middlebury, VT
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Ranked #11 of 18 Attractions in Middlebury
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- Apr 24, 2014
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English first
valley cottage
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We went to the Folklife Center. They had a wonderful exhibit of one room school houses in Vermont. My husband is a teacher and it was great to read about the reflections that the teachers of that time had. The pictures were very moving. The hand crafted wooden toys in the back were great as well! Had a wonderful chat... More

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An American living in Northwest England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This isn't really a museum which was what I was expecting, but a center for different crafts and folk life programs. There was, however, an excellent spshop displaying all handcrafted Vermont offerings from baskets, braided rugs, whirlygigs, woven mats, blacksmith items etc. and this was excellent to see. Like a little museum of contemporary crafts. The fellow on duty was... More

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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The Folklife Center is an interesting place to visit with all of the changing shows (Gingerbread Contest, Peeps, photo exhibits, etc.). The gift shop is eclectic with items from all over the world. Nice place to visit.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

Fittingly, The VT Folklife Center is placed in an old historical building in the heart of Middlebury. Their is always a display focusedon one theme - African weavings, oral history videos... There is a wide selection of handcrafted gifts in many price ranges that could be from anywhere in the world. I really enjoy strolling through even when I'm not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

When we visited the VT Folklife Center, there was a fabulous show of black and white Vermont photography being displayed. Mostly of faces, and sometimes of their rural settings, it described the reality of small-farm life as it has been and is today in Vermont. Really fascinating. For each photograph, the artist had hand-written a description of the person and/or... More

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