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Saint Johnsbury Athenaeum Vermont trip

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We head to St. Johnsbury for the sweet little downtown gem called the Athenaeum.

  st johnsbury athenaeum in cold  vermont

ornate wood stairs at st johnsbury athenaeum

Above: The library showcases magnificent eye level ornate wood trim and stunning architectural features on the second level.

saint johnsbury athenaeum vermont

Above: Yes, that is one creepy looking ghost up there. Look at those hollow eyes. Tiny hand made antique wooden spiral staircases and handrails creak and moan as we round them at the top.

A well-dressed lady originally from Poland acts as lead docent. Now though, she sports what I think is a great little French accent. She skillfully leads us through the history of not only the building, but also the art on display.

Saint Johnsbury Athenaeum ornate hand carved wooden stairs and balconies

Above: St. Johnsbury Athenaeum's ornate hand carved wooden stairs and balconies.

The paintings are rare, authentic originals of various early American themes and topics similar to those housed in the American History Museum portion of the Smithsonian in Washington DC. This place was originally built by a rich superman and donated to the town as a place of learning about the arts. It is beautiful here in absolute luxury.

vermont architecture

vermont architecture church

Above: The surrounding architecture in St Johnsbury is spectacular.

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