Nonprofit - Shelburne Museum

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Shelburne Museum
Last updated on April 25, 2016

Shelburne Museum's mission is to broaden our audience, engage their curiosity, and give them an extraordinary Museum experience.

Our values include collecting art and artifacts of the highest aesthetic and historical merit, preserving, interpreting and making broadly accessible the Museum's collections, providing an educational and enjoyable experience for our audience, and assuming a special responsibility for serving Vermonters.

The Museum was founded in 1947 by Electra Havemeyer Webb, a pioneering collector of American folk art. Located in Vermont's scenic Lake Champlain valley, Shelburne Museum is one of the nation's finest, most diverse, and unconventional museums of art and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds.

What visitors experience at Shelburne is unique: remarkable collections exhibited in a village-like setting of historic New England architecture, accented by a landscape that includes over 400 lilacs, a circular formal garden, herb and heirloom vegetable gardens, and perennial gardens.

Contact people:

 Laura Need, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)
Jess Gallas, Head Gardener, (phone), (email)
Tom Denenberg, Executive Director, (phone)

Main office number: (802) 985-3348
Office fax number: (802) 985-2331


 5555 Shelburne Road, P.O. Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482
(See a map)

Web Site:


 The museum is located on U.S. Route 7 in Shelburne, seven miles south of Burlington. From I-89, use exit 13. Please note that the administrative offices are located 1/4 mile north of the Museum entrance on Route 7, on the eastern side of the road across from the covered bridge.
  Nearest Bus Stop: There is a CCTA bus stop directly across the street from the administrative offices.

Miscellaneous Information

1. What target populations does your agency serve?
General visitors including adults, families, school children and scholars
3. How many paid staff (FTE) do you have?
The organization's main phone number is
(802) 985-3346
4. Please indicate your organization type:
Independent 501 (c)3
How many clients do you serve annually?
100,000 - 130,000 general visitors during each season (May-October), including approx. 15,000 school children, approx. 50,000 Vermonters
Last updated on April 25, 2016

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