Welcome to The South Hero Bicentennial Museum

Lately we have been getting calls from people who would love to see the museum but can’t make the times we have set aside to be open. We have decided to offer a “By appointment” option. Please call Patsy Robinson at 802-372-4364 or Terry Robinson at 802-355-7811 and we will work out a time to meet you so you can see the museum.

Museum Hours Sat. 10-1

Or by appointment : Call 802-372-4364 or 802-355-7811

Admission is free and the museum is air conditioned too!

Volunteering Time and Expertise at the South Hero Museum

By Terry Robinson

We all know what goes into maintaining a home. Maintaining a museum has many of the same complications and upkeep issues. We on the museum board have been awed and inspired by the offers of volunteer help and the in-kind or monetary donations that have enabled us to meet some of the many hopes and dreams we have for our treasured history museum.

Jim Holzschuh

Jon Wells

This week we were very excited to have Jim Holzschuh from Grand Isle Art Works demonstrate for us how to use the ancient yarn winders and yarn spinners we have downstairs in the South Hero History Museum on Rt. 2 across from the Blue Paddle. Thank you, Jim. We look forward to spinning all kinds of yarns in the future!

We would also like to thank Jon Quackenbush of Pest Pro for treatments this week to help make our building more comfortable. Also, thank you to Jim Falby for bush trimming and weed pulling, Janine Bellinghiri for flower beautification, Jim Bellinghiri for weed wacking and sidewalk weeding, Jon Wells for mowing the lawn. Wow! So much kindheartedness; we feel blessed.

Did you notice the Veterans memorial in front of the museum had been tilting and now is upright? Thank you to Jeff Kuhn of Kuhn Memorials for helping us show proper respect for our past servicemen and women.

Not to forget some wonderful recent volunteer guides--Pam Supernaut and Colleen Bushway who have been so supportive and giving of their time. I think you'll agree the South Hero Community makes South Hero a wonderful place to live and visit.

Bill Sobering setting up the Treadle Singer

How New Acquisitions and Loans Happen at the South Hero Museum

By Teresa Robinson

Read all about our latest finds: a 1901 Singer treadle sewing machine with original bobbins, needles, and other accessories that Kim Kinney's grandma used to use, and a pair of ice harvesting tongs Cathie Merrihew found near a backyard shed. Click here

Look What Was Uncovered This Week at the Museum!

By Teresa Robinson

Did you ever wonder what the three plaques on the front of the South Hero Museum were? Well, thanks to the expertise and effort of selectboard member, Skip Brown, the plaques are now shiny and spiffy and so delightful to look at. Click here to Read more...

A Day in the Life of a Ninety Year Old : Folsom Students Visit the Bicentennial Museum on June 6th. Click Here to Read More

~ May 2018- Do you know the history of this sign?

This winter, The Bicentennial Museum Board has been working diligently to ensure that your town museum continues to be a treasure for townsfolk and visitors alike to enjoy. A new heating/cooling unit has been installed enabling optimal humidity levels to be maintained for preservation of the artifacts. The basement has been opened up allowing a new storage space as well as new exhibit space to be available. Inventory has been taken and recorded on a museum database. We are currently working on rearranging the exhibits to give the museum a fresh look.

Our new hours are Saturdays from 10-1 and by appointment. Our opening day will be Friday, June 15th from 1-4 and Saturday June 16th 10-1. You may view a slideshow of our progress:

A Peek at Recent Acquisitions : A Slideshow of What's New and Notable

Winter/Spring 2018