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Tour of "A Place for All People" Exhibits and the Historic Barn House

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The Barn House at the Clemmons Family Farm

2122 Greenbush Road

Charlotte, VT 05445

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All tours are guided by our trained volunteers and are free during scheduled days in the months of July - October 2017 (donations are appreciated!). To ensure the quality of the experience, pre-registration is required, with a maximum of 15 people per tour.

Please bring your smart phone so that you can use the QR codes to access the mini-videos and audio stories that are included in many of the exhibits. Don't know how to use a QR code? We'll show you!

On Exhibit July - October 2017:

The Barn House is actually a granary and a cow barn, both built in the 18th century. In the 1990s, Jack Clemmons worked with one other carpenter to restore the magnificent hand-hewn beams and preserve the original frames of the two buildings. He was 70 years old at the time. The Barn House is itself a work of art.

A Place for All People: The National Museum of African American History and Culture poster exhibit is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with the Museum. Based on the inaugural exhibitions of the museum, the 20 posters highlight key artifacts that tell the rich and diverse story of the African American experience. The Clemmons Family Farm has curated posters with summaries and QR codes that link viewers, with just a swipe of their smart phones, to audios and videos with additional selections of African American history as well as Clemmons family storytelling.For more information about the ​A Place for All People poster exhibit visit: nmaahc.si.edu

A Sense of Place is an array of interpretive installations located throughout the historic Barn House. The installations include Clemmons family photographs, selected farm tools, Clemmons family block printing projects from the 1970's, and memorabilia from Jack and Lydia Clemmons’ travels and work on the African continent in the 1980s and 1990’s.

Dream Workers is a collection of interpretive illustrations of the silhouettes of African American civil rights era leaders by artist and University of Vermont Associate Professor of Art Mildred Beltre.

Gaia is a set of three creative works by Charlotte environmental artist Nancy Winship Milliken. The work uses some of the agricultural soils and organic hay of the Clemmons Family Farm.

POC: Power of Color is an inspiring exhibit of portrait photographs and autobiographic statements that highlight the strength, eloquence and beauty of multicultural high school students and other young adults in Hardwick, Vermont. The POC project is designed and led by 15 year-old photographer-activist Audrey Grant and 17-year old artist-activist Zymora Davinchi.


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Where do I park?

The Barn House address is 2122 Greenbush Road, Charlotte Vermont 05445. Please park in the barnyard located across the street from the Barn House. You will see an "Event Parking" sign indicating the area where you can park.

What do I do if I cannot walk down and up the hill to the Barn House?

Please contact us at clemmonsfamilyfarm@gmail.com or call (802) 310-0097 so that we can arrange for a car to drive you down (and up) the hill. Also, the Barn House has an access ramp for those who may have difficulty using the stairs at the main entrance.

Is it ok to bring children?

Yes! Please keep a close eye on children under 8. If they get restless during the tour, there's plenty of room outside on the lawns for them to run around, but they will need to be accompanied by an adult.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact us if you have any questions about the event. You can reach us at clemmonsfamilyfarm@gmail.com or call 802-310-0097

Where can I learn more about the Clemmons Family Farm?

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