Current Exhibits

Current Exhibits

Anna Fugaro’s Tapestry of Dreams

Spring 2024

The Tapestry of Dreams Collection by Anna Fugaro presents surrealist mixed-media artwork from imagery collected over 50 years, oil and chalk pastels, and acrylic paints. Fugaro’s work has received international acclaim. She has held shows in Reykjavik, Iceland, where her work was purchased by the Queen of Denmark and the former president of Iceland. Her artwork is layered with texture and meaning, conjuring a diverse spectrum of emotions upon viewing.

You can view the collection in the Bixby Library’s Community Room anytime during open hours. A portion of the proceeds of artworks sold will benefit the Bixby Library.

Making Music in Vermont

Ongoing throughout 2024

Did you know a band in Vermont claims to be the third oldest, continually playing band in the country? Do you know why fife, drum, and bugle bands were originally part of the military?

These questions and more are answered in the Bixby’s newest exhibit: Making Music in Vermont. Thank you to our curator and chair of the Historical Collections Committee, Nancy Remsen, for creating this joyful exhibit! Visit the Bixby’s Kerr Room and discover the music.

Nebizun: Water is Life” Exhibit

Winter 2023/24

We are thrilled to host an exhibit from the Abenaki Arts & Education Center titled “Nebizun: Water is Life.” The exhibit showcases the intimate connection between the Abenaki people and the waterways of Vermont and beyond. As stewards of the environment, the Abenaki people know how essential water is to foodways, medicine, and everyday activities that others may take for granted. Come explore this powerful exhibit upstairs in Bixby Hall.

Josephine A. Meneely Paperweight Collection

Ongoing throughout 2024

The Josephine A. Meneely Paperweight Collection is now on display in the Half Round Room. Josephine Meneely was an art enthusiast and Ferrisburgh resident, and her gorgeous collection spans regions and years. Thank you to our Historical Collections Volunteers, Nancy Remsen, and Jamie Edwards-Orr, for curating this stunning physical and digital exhibit.

Check out our online database or visit the Bixby Library to see the complete paperweight collection.

Stone Tools Collection

Ongoing throughout 2024

Back in the ‘70s, the Bixby Library was a hotbed of ground-breaking archeological undertakings. Folks now known as luminaries in the field met here to form a highly active Vergennes Chapter of the Vermont Archeological Society. They stored and exhibited renowned collections of stone tools created by people thousands of years ago.

You can view an initial selection of these collections, along with 200-year-old objects unearthed on a dig at the homestead of Vergennes’ first European settlers, the McIntosh family, in the Half Round Room on the second floor. Please let us know if you are interested in this topic as we explore how best to bring our collections to life for the community and beyond. The Vermont Archaeological Society Papers, which document the early operations of the Society during the 1970s, are open for research in the Bixby’s archives. Please call or email us to make a research appointment.