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Vermont Folklife Center

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Address: Court Street at the Gamaliel Painter House, Middlebury, VT
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Do not miss stopping by the Vermont Folklife Center at the holidays to see their wonderful community gingerbread house display. Young and old alike participate in this annual... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2015
3girls7911
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Middlebury, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Do not miss stopping by the Vermont Folklife Center at the holidays to see their wonderful community gingerbread house display. Young and old alike participate in this annual event. Hot cider and cookies served. they also have a small unique gift shop.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

nice old house with some exhibits of folk art. No a/c and stairs to upstairs. beautiful front grounds and near middlebury college

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Small museum & craft display, plus interviews recorded for background information on authentic & hard-working of this agricultural community.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 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 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 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 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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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