Saucers of Mud

August 12, 2007

Outdoor Museums

Filed under: Uncategorized — matt w @ 7:20 am

A little while ago my brother came to town for a wedding and we visited the Shelburne Museum. Besides some of the more traditional art and stuff indoors, it has quite a bit of outdoor stuff, not only gardens (including an apothecary garden) but a decommissioned lighthouse and boat. That sort of reminded me of the excellent Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. There was an extensive exhibit of Shaker work, which made me think about the Shaker community that has persisted long after the Shakers’ heyday; rump Shakers, as it were.

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4 Comments »

  1. Oh my God, Matt Weiner has a blog!

    Comment by The Modesto Kid — August 13, 2007 @ 10:50 am

  2. Any traces of the American intellectual Paul Elmer More, who lived in and wrote from Shelburne in the teens & twenties? Edmund Wilson’s reminiscent piece Mr. More and the Mithraic Bull is an introduction. There was a “neoconservatism” in the twenties, too, associated with More and Irving Babbitt.

    Comment by idontpay — August 25, 2007 @ 2:41 pm

  3. I have a friend who just started her residency at UVM. They live outside of Burlington, but you ought to try to have a Burlington get-together sometime. You can’t call it an unfogged meetup, since you’ve given up the place…but well, it would be something.

    Comment by Bostoniangirl — September 7, 2007 @ 4:53 pm

  4. A “muddy tea party”?

    Comment by The Modesto Kid — September 7, 2007 @ 9:05 pm


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