Street Address
Weston, VT 05161
Mailing Address
Box 247
Weston, VT 05161
phone: 802-824-5294
web: westonvt.com/
Staff
Jean Lindman, Museum Director

Description

The society curates three museums on the National Register of Historic Places. The Farrar-Mansur House, built by Oliver Farrar in 1795, served as a home, tavern, and community center. It was sold to Franklin Mansur in 1857 and remained in his family until 1932. Displayed in room settings, the extensive, multifaceted collection includes many fine pieces of New England furniture; outstanding examples of early 19th century, Vermont-made brass, copper, silver, pewter, and tin items; toys; musical instruments; china, pottery, and glassware; costumes, quilts and samplers; and significant 19th century portraits.

The Mill Museum overlooks a picturesque mill pond and waterfall. Built in 1785 as a sawmill, and later as a grist mill, its collection of early trade tools and products includes equipment used in farming, cheese making, coopering, blacksmithing, woodworking, weaving and spinning, and tinsmithing.

The Bandwagon Museum houses a red Concord coach used as a bandwagon by the Weston Cornet Band fron 1880 to 1930.