First Friday, June 5th

This coming Friday is First Friday and we are please to present Laura DiPiazza at time 7 pm. Free!

Calligraphy workshop and demonstration by Laura DiPiazza. Projections of calligraphy. Hands on demonstrations. Its beautiful. Come and see! Free! Please join the Main Street Museum for a hands-on calligraphic extravaganza with Brooklynite/UV resident and calligrapher Laura Di Piazza.

Laura will show a brief slide show of current lettering trends with Q&A. Followed by demonstrations, via wide screen projection, of copperplate calligraphy, Spencerian script, broad edge pen hand and raw modern day lettering with a ruling pen. And last but certainly not least, guests are all invited to play/experiment/line draw/letter with the many calligraphy tools Laura will have available for use. Guests are invited to take home their creations or drop them in the what-will-it-be basket for a collaborative collage!

First Fridays is funner than ever because our downstairs nieghbor at the SIT gallery is having an opening reception of amazing proportions.

Expect food, art, dogs, wine, and even a bring your own bbq, to complement all the other things that are going on in town this First Friday. Its fun, It must be seen to be believed! And it kicks off our Russian-Cuban Summer. Stay Tuned!

And, Our board meeting has been postponed until this coming Tuesday, due to my URI (Upper Respiratory Infection) which means that the Cosmic Powers That Be have seen fit to take away my voice for a bit. Perhaps its a message. (I probably won’t listen.) So, come to our board meeting this Tuesday the 9th of June. I’ll be better then. Promise.


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May 25th

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April 24 – 27

Don’t miss out White River Indie Film Fest this weekend, for the events at the Museum please visit

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You are invited to attend: Fashion Weekend WRJ: Spring 2015 Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM The Main Street Museum is pleased to announce Fashion Weekend WRJ: Spring 2015! Beginning this year we pick up the torch for Spring Fashion passed to us by Kim Souza and Revolution after more than a decade of their Spring and Fall fashion events! (It’s easy to remember now Revolution in the Fall, Museum in the Spring) Advance tickets available now, seating is limited! 
Advance Tickets Here
More about Fashion Week WRJ
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First Friday: A Cuban Lecture by William Craig

March 6th, First Friday, @ 6:30 pm Meet and Mingle at the most interesting place in the entire region! The Main Street Museum is proud to have with us, William Craig, noted journalist and chronicler of the crazy, passionate and destructive relationship between the U.S. and Cuba. Please join us for refreshments, slides and Cuban Music.
Then @ 8:00 pm Mr. Craig will read to us from his book, “Yankee Come Home,” take us on a photo-journey across Cuba’s Oriente Province, and even give us some previews of upcoming books that are “in the pipeline” so to speak. There’ll be danceable Cuban music and more images before and after Bill’s talk, and even a selection of historic Cuban music, played on the Museum’s Giant Orthophonic Victrola—Ernesto Lecuona, Arsenio Rodríguez, Miguelito Valdes, El Barron, Tito Puente, Xavier Cugat, and more! Refreshments will be Cuban-inspired.

Bill is an old friend of the Main Street Museum and one of our most consistent fans, having written a great feature piece for the local paper for our very first art show in 1992. Calling the Museum a “Do it Yourself Museum” in “faux brick asphalt tile”, he was one of the people who “got” the Main Street Museum, and he still does “get” it. His trips to Cuba, retracing his great-grand-dad’s mythic charge up San Juan Hill, are enormously entertaining and will act as a preview of our upcoming Summer Russian Festival and Feast, this year focusing on the Cuban Missile Crisis—El crisis de octubre.

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Up Coming Events!

The Main Event: Summer 2015 is our “Karibbinski Krisis,” World War Three, show this summer will combine Russian, United States, and importantly, Cuban artifacts art and memories. Share yours today!

February 21st, Saturday @ 8:00 pm – the one and only Matt Mazur curates A Wonderful Cavalcade of Music. Arty, Rockish, and above all Transgressive, this is real music (as real as it gets and real intrigue too!) Be There! $2 to $20 sliding scale donation

February 22nd, Sunday @ 7:00 to 11:00 pm is Oscar Night in White River Junction, sponsored and hosted by Revolution and the Hotel Coolidge. Don’t miss celebrity appearances of WRJ’s finest as they strut their stuff on the red carpet – Rio Blanco Style. Details at free!

March 7th, Saturday @ 7:30 pm The Wonderful Pariah Beat Takes Back the Stage! Doors @ 7:30, Show @ 9 pm. $2 to $20 sliding scale donation

 March 14th, Saturday @ 8:00 pm – we are pleased as punch to announce the Upper Valley Vixens’ Annual Derbytant Ball. Yes, in years past these ladies have proven they know how to party! Details TBA. Visit or connect with the Vixens on facebook

MSM Board Meetings are First Tuesdays of each month. Come help us plan events, join us in the Museum’s Reading Room at 6 pm every First Tuesday! Here at the Museum besides our scheduled music, talks and exhibits we’d like to do more: restaurant nights (sponsored by Mel’s Gourmet/Tastes of Africa), gaming nights, poetry nights, figure drawing nights, the sky’s the limit… but we need you and you’re input! Have an idea? Let’s see what we can do. Meetings are open to the public and include crackers and cheese–or other tasty delights.

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Pariah Beat’s Christmas Hangover Tonight, December 27 *8PM

The Beat is back inWhite River Junction
Triple Threat Match with Sundown Hollow And Special Mystery Guest!
Saturday December 27th in the cozy confines of The Main Street Museum8 PM
$10 with ID

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December 6

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Upcoming Events!

 Friday, November 7th @ 7:30 pm

Main Street Museum and Green Mountain Empire present Doktor Heinz von Cabaret’s. . .CABARET!

Hosted by Robert Craig Baum, An Open Mic freak Show featuring Stand Up Comedy, Music, Poetry, Junk Bands, Theatre, Dance, Small Barking Dogs and FREAKS!

Featuring Cameron Ready and Donna Thunders!

Sliding scale $2-20 at the door

 Saturday and Sunday, the 8th — 9th of November @ 4 – 8 pm

Please join us for a Holiday Mailing, Envelope Stuffing Party! We provide the envelopes and the lovely new Holiday Mailers for the start of our Fundraising drive.

 Saturday, November 15, 2014

Vermont Workers’ Center PIE BAKE-OFF & DANCE PARTY Fundraiser

7:00 pm – PIE BAKE-OFF: pie tasting and voting for People’s Choice Award for best pie(s)

7:30 pm – Health Care is a Human Right presentation

8:00 pm – Pie bake-off winners announced!

9:00 pm – DANCE PARTY

Suggested donation is $10

Bring a homemade pie admission is free!

 Friday, November 21st @ 7 pm

The Beehive Collective comes to the Main Street Museum featuring their monumental, confectionary, intricate, baroque, magnificent, group-graphic Poster! These Beehive Folks are cut from the same cloth as the MSM, and we will host them with refreshments and some food too! Join us for public presentation of their newest work, the Mesoamérica Resiste!

The Beehive Design Collective is a wildly motivated, all-volunteer, activist arts collective dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots” by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images for use as educational and organizing tools. At 6 pm we are delighted to host a potluck supper for ya’ll! At 7 pm the Collectivites will give a multimedia illuminated and illuminating presentation on their work and collective process, as well as showing of their giant banners.

$2 to $20 donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Friday, 5 December, 6 to 8 pm

Annual Holiday Party in the Main Street Museum with the Hartford Historical Society.

Hear Christmas Victrola records, including Irving Berlin’s old standby, “White Christmas”—and learn its interesting history plus – Oriental Fox Trots @ 8 pm! Hear some amazing music!

Refreshments provided. Free!

 Saturday, November 22 @ 8 pm – ROCK’N ROLL

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Gory Daze 2014

Saturday, November 1st The Rio Blanco Social Club Presents

White River Junction’s 16th annual Gory Daze Parade and Recyla-Ball

Festivities begin at the Main Street Museum located at 58 Bridge Street in downtown

White River Junction!

@ 4 PM Jam out to Live music of Tucks Rock Dojo Free!

@ 5 PM Monster Petting Zoo, It’s Back! And our Monsters are adorable as ever! Free!

@ 6 PM More rock n’ roll with Pariah Beat and more on the riverbank! Free!

@ 8 PM Gory Day Parade departs from the back side of the Museum with butterflies, drumming, hand-powered floats, and sensations, parading through the streets, the Famous Fire Organ, the Buzzards Brass Band, trick or treating at local businesses and supporters and more! (Revolution will be tossing Lindt truffles! The Filling Station will host their annual Halloween Party that night!) Free!

@ 9 PM Where the Gory Daze Parade ends, The RecylcaBall Dance Party begins with potholder-hot DJs at The Tupelo Music Hall at 188 South Main Street.

Recycla-Ball: $15 adults, $5 for 18 & under. Credits Card Accepted
All ages are welcome. ID required for the bar.
For more info please email us
Contact the Main Street Museum 802.356.2776 or Revolution at 802.295.6487!


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