The American Precision Museum combines the atmosphere of an original 19th century factory building with a world-class collection of historic machines. The 1846 armory building, the “Shaping America” exhibition and accompanying programs explore industrial history in the context of innovation, creative problem solving, and the impact of precision manufacturing on American history and culture. The museum is a National Historic Landmark and an International Mechanical Engineering Heritage Site and Collection.
109 Old Stone House Rd, Brownington, VT 05860, USA
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and part of Vermont’s African American Heritage Trail, the Old Stone House Museum sits on 55 acres of rural Vermont farmland and encompasses numerous structures from the early 19th century. These include Federalist era homes of Reverend Alexander Twilight, first African American graduate of Middlebury College, progressive educator, and state legislator, and the progressive educator Samuel Read Hall, who pioneered slate chalkboards; as well as the “Old Stone House,” a four-story granite dormitory built by Twilight in 1836 to house students attending the 1823 Grammar School where he and Samuel Read Hall taught.
Shelburne Museum is an unparalleled and unique experience of American history, art, and design. Designed to allow visitors the pleasure of discovery and exploration, the Museum includes thirty-nine distinct structures on forty-five acres, each filled with beautiful, fascinating, and whimsical objects. Come play in our gardens and open our many doors. You are welcome here.
Located within a century old granite manufacturing plant, the Vermont Granite Museum contains exhibits on the science, technology, history, and art of Vermont’s unique granite heritage. With a dozen interactive stations, including a bouldering wall, visitors can create their own artwork and experiment with processes used to make granite monuments. The Museum also is home to the Stone Arts School, a facility used to teach methods such as sandblasting, sculpting, and stonewall construction.