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Winter Season Hours: Weekends 12-5PM, Art Gallery, Museum Store & Grounds Open
Historic Buildings & Cafe Closed Until April 15, 2015
100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum
Sat, 09/06/2014 (All day) - Sun, 03/29/2015 (All day)
Fruitlands Museum is celebrating the past one hundred years by highlighting the richness of our diverse collections and sharing stories contributed by members of our community.
The one hundred most popular objects in Fruitlands' Transcendental, Shaker, Native American collections, landscape paintings and portraits will be on view in the Art Gallery and around the campus beginning on September 6, 2014. The exhibit includes fascinating examples of our New England past, some with poignant local flair. A soapstone bowl that is approximately 4000 years old and was found in a nearby field, Shaker furniture, Thoreau's desk, a Lakota feathered bonnet and Albert Bierstadt's painting, View of Mount Ascutnety from Claremont, New Hampshire are all fine examples of the rich history of New England that will be on display. We invite you to come share in this extraordinary exhibit.
Get a tour from Chief Curator Michael Volmar on Sunday November 23 or December 14, at 1PM. Register here. Dr. Volmar will walk a small group through the exit and answer questions about the museum's history and the objects and stories in the show.
Buy the companion book here. 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum is a full color book with all 100 objects and stories from the centennial exhibit. A perfect holiday gift for the history or art buff on your gift list!