Spring Fest celebrates new season at Shelburne Museum

Celebrate spring and a new season at Shelburne Museum at Spring Fest, Sunday, May 12 – Mother’s Day. The opening day festival features indoor and outdoor activities for visitors of all ages.

Garden tours and flower planting are a few activities planned for the day.  A Mother’s Day doll tea party is ongoing all day.

Visitors can also tour the museum’s 400 lilacs in 90 varieties that bloom this time of year!

The day-long celebration opens a new season at Shelburne Museum with the new special exhibition, “Larger Than Life: Quilts by Velda Newman,” whose collage-like pieces are attention grabbing because of their size and vivid hand-dyed colors.

The family-friendly day features live music and activities including:

Walking Tours of the Museum Grounds Rick Peters, director of grounds and gardens, leads a tour of the Museum’s grounds and discusses plans for gardens and landscaping in connection with the new Center for Art and Education

Tour: Coverlets, Yoder Rugs and Velda Newman Join Senior Curator Jean Burks as she presents information on the new textile installations in the Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery.

Heirloom Vegetable Gardening with Charlie Nardozzi Learn about old-fashioned varieties you can grow in your garden.

Mother’s Day Doll Tea Party Join us for a very special Mother’s Day tea party.

Spring Fest is May 12 from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is $11 for Vermont residents and $5 for Vermont resident children. Admission for out of state residents is $22 for adults and $11 for children. For more information visit www.shelburnemuseum.org.

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