New exhibit to explore tradition of agriculture in Franklin County

A new exhibit will tell the story of farming in Franklin County. 

On Monday, the Saint Albans Museum announced the new “Farming Franklin County” display will be developed to explore the history and heritage of agriculture in Saint Albans and northwest Vermont.

A group of volunteers and museum members will work to tell the story of the people and places that define rural life, agricultural/food production, and farming practices in the community, as well as those of local affiliated businesses and organizations.  

“We are looking forward to telling the story of Franklin County agriculture. The economic and social importance, its technology and science, the people, and what time has changed in producing our food and fiber will all be highlighted,” said Don McFeeters, Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the Museum.  

The Saint Albans Museum is looking for contributions from the public. If you have a photograph, special memory, document, or artifact to contribute, please call 802-527-7933 or email to schedule an appointment to donate.

“Historically, Saint Albans has been known as a capital city for butter, maple, and dairy products” said Alex Lehning, St. Albans Museum’s Executive Director. “The agricultural impact of our area was - and is - significant throughout New England and the US. This exhibit will document those essential contributions by our community from farm to table - and everywhere in between.

The museum hopes to debut the exhibit just prior to the 2018 season opening next May.