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Interesting glimpse into the life of an American icon

I enjoyed slowly strolling through this, viewing the large reproductions of many of Rockwell's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rob H
Warrington, Pennsylvania
Wow! Very interesting

It's easy to drift back in time to the Norman Rockwell era when visiting this exhibition. Not only... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Middlebury, Indiana
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An exhibit focusing on Norman Rockwell's years in Arlington, 1939-1953. Rockwell used over 200 local models for his works. The exhibit displays reproductions of many of his works as well as stories about many of the townspeople who were his models.
Sugar Shack Lane, Arlington, VT 05250
+1 802-375-6747
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed slowly strolling through this, viewing the large reproductions of many of Rockwell's illustrations, and reading the accompanying back stories. Worth an hour or two of your time for sure!

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's easy to drift back in time to the Norman Rockwell era when visiting this exhibition. Not only do you get captivated by the pictures he drew and painted, but the dozens of stories surrounding them are memorable, as well. Several of the models he...More

Thank Motherroad
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We have been to the Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge New Hampshire and were wondering what we might see here that would top that. Boy were we surprised! To read accounts of the models for so many of Norman Rockwell's paintings describe personal anecdotes about each...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

A lot of information. I liked the fact that they had actual pictures of the neighbors and their memories.

Thank elisacF6448IA
Reviewed June 27, 2018

A very interesting stop to learn about former resident Norman Rockwell and how he integrated with his neighbors often using many (still living!) in his paintings as well as his over all national success. Plus the shop sells Norman Rockwell prints, puzzles and other such...More

Thank ctlynnd
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Norman Rockwell used his neighbors and family as subjects for most of his drawings. Next to each magazine cover was a letter from one or more of the residents who were in the picture. They described Norman and his kindness. Fun to see pictures of...More

Thank rockcole
Reviewed May 6, 2018

While visiting Sugar Shack take the opportunity of viewing the Norman Rockwell museum. He sure to check the event calendar for days when you can meet with models used in his paintings when Norman Rockwell resided in Arlington. There are prints of your favorite paintings

Thank jeanf404
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

This is an unexpected find in a place you would think only sells maple syrup. The exhibit takes up half of the building's space. Although there are no original Norman Rockwell paintings, there are great displays with copies of his paintings, along with stories from...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Loved visiting the Sugar Shack and loved the Rockwell Exhibition. It was wonderful seeing the pictures of real life people next to the Saturday Evening Post covers.

Thank Virginia L
Reviewed October 22, 2017

I loved seeing all the Norman Rockwell paintings and the comments but the highlight for me was hearing Mr. Donald Fisher tell the story of how he became the model of the young man in the painting, BREAKING HOME TIES. He also told us about...More

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