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“A Vermont Gem....!”

Norman Rockwell Exhibition
Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Arlington
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 29 June 2014

You might think that a souvenir store would be a not-so-special place deserving
of a 5 rating. This is the exception. The owner, Kim is one of the nicest people you
will ever meet and also a Norman Rockwell expert.

At first, we weren't interested in the 15 minute video about Rockwell's life in Arlington.
But, being a long time Rockwell admirer and some coaxing from Kim, we watched it.
I am so very glad we did. It was interesting to see that many of the models are still living
there and she knows all about the history of their paintings. He did many of his best paintings
in Arlington. Some of the places he painted are still there.

The food and snacks there are terrific. We took home 2 homemade pies and they were excellent. Apparently, many people return each year to the area and The Sugar Shack is always a stop. Several repeat customers came in and ordered pies while we were there. You have to give a little bit of notice (hour or so) but it's well worth it.

We will certainly return to the area for its beauty and The Sugar Shack will be one of our stops.

3  Thank Rickc72
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Great information on Norman Rockwell's Arlington life. It was interesting in reading the captions that was written by the actual people portrayed in his pictures. This is housed in a store called the Sugar Shack. Neat little store selling Vermont items especially their own maple syrup.

3  Thank Jadped
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

This exhibit included a 15 minute movie about Rockwell. It highlights locals who posed for Rockwell's portraits - some of whom still live in the town. Very friendly & interesting proprietor.

2  Thank Sue0419
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

My husband and I travel to Vermont each fall to experience climbing Mt. Equinox and stop at The Sugar Shack!! It is one of our favorite things to do in the fall. We spent time talking to Kimberly and the rest of the guys while experiencing their cheeses, syrups and overall friendly small town charm they offer at The Sugar Shack. My husband and I look forward to returning again and again.

1  Thank Wendy K
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Get some maple products and learn a little about Norman Rockwell. I loved seeing the original subjects that so many of his paintings were based on. The collection is impressive and not what you'd expect at a place called The Sugar Shack.

1  Thank katestamps716
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