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St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

Main Street, Saint Johnsbury, VT
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Libraries, Art Museums
Activities: Hiking
Description: A public library with an art gallery.
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New Britain, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This building is so beautiful you have to stop and stare. Then you get inside and there's even more to feast your eyes on - beautiful arches and ceilings and stonework and balconies, and numerous tiny spiral staircases - and that's before you even get to the art museum deep in the building! The whole collection is inspiring - lots... More

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Lyndonville
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a beautifully restored building in the heart of St. Johnsbury and is of historical significance to the town and surrounding area. The employee's are always helpful. There is a large atrium of artwork from famous American artists. All art is in excellent condition. The Athenaeum is a worthwhile stop if traveling through the area.

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La Grange Park, Illinois
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13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We were passing through St. Johnsbury and saw a reference to the Athenaeum on a brochure. I am so glad we stopped! What a beautiful building and perfect setting for a library. This is what a library should look like. The staff were friendly and informative. As others have said, what a gem.

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Library is awesome, it's like going to one of those library in Europe. The art collections not so much, not my cup of tea. But it's worth to see just for the building itself.

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Plymouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I've passed by the Athenaeum many times and finally went in. The architecture and spiral staircases of the library were very unique and a nice sight to see. We spent some time in the children's room and the staff was very helpful. Lots of fun toys, puzzles, and stuffed animals to play with for the little guy. After he tired... More

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Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Established in the 19th century, the art gallery features worksofthe Hudson River School, and good copies of European masterpieces. The curator gave us an excellent personal tour.

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Bridgewater NJ USA
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107 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This is must see stop in St. Johnsbury. It is right at the end of the street as you enter St. Johnsbury from the main highway. Can't miss it! There is parking behind it. it is the St. Johsbury Anthenaum, which is a combination library and art gallery and it dates back to 1871 when it was built my the... More

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Lower Waterford, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This multi-use building is a stunner, inside and out. Includes an art museum, extensive collections for historical research, and frequently hosts public forums. The Athenaeum also makes a practical launch site for a walking tour of many of St. Johnsbury's iconic buildings designed by talented architect Lambert Packard.

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Jericho, VT
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25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The art collection is interesting and the library is beautiful. Another spot that deserves a visit. The docent that explained the collection knew what he was talking about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is another great building with a wonderful art museum hidden inside. The collection is small but very interesting

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