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Shelburne in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery

Ca. 1800 • Shelburne, Vermont

 

—Original Owner: Captain Benjamin Harrington • Moved to Museum 1947 —

 
Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
1. Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery Marker
Inscription.

The earliest portion of this building was constructed by Captain Benjamin Harrington as a distillery, used to provide alcohol for the Captain's nearby inn. Constructed of hand-hewn timbers and rough planks, the building later served as Shelburne's town barn.

Initially used as a storage and workshop space, the Hat and Fragrance building was remodeled as a gallery space. The gallery features temporary quilt exhibitions as well as highlights from the Museum's internationally known permanent collection of more than 500 quilts, coverlets, hatboxes, hooked rugs, and miniature shadow boxes.
 
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
 
Location. 44° 22.67′ N, 73° 13.765′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Touch for map. Marker and building are on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road (US Hwy 7), Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone Cottage (here, next to this marker); Toy Shop (a few steps from this marker); Variety Unit (a few steps from this marker); Smokehouse (a few steps from this marker);

Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
2. Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery Marker
Building is at distant left, with door
Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Stagecoach Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaker Shed (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .
1. Shelburne Museum Textiles. (Submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Capt Benjamin Harrington in "Living the Legacy," Shelburne News (2015). (Submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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