The Main Street Museum is also a gathering place and venue for people and performances that might not find a round hole in a square peg universe. The Main Stage at the Museum features a newly restored player piano and the sound and lights are maintained by local volunteers. We highlight local musicians, authors and artists. Our deck looks over the (usually) agreeable waters of the White River and our bonfire site; the scene of our sing-alongs, Hootenanny's, Russian Festival and annual Tree Burn. Funding for the Main Street Museum is primarily from your individual donations and the fees we charge when people rent the Museum for events. It is our goal to NEVER have to charge for people to view the Museum. We have been and always will be a 'by donation' for visiting the exhibits. (People who rent the Museum for events may charge at the door). COVID has been hard on so many arts organizations. We would like to shout out to the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Humanities Council for a $5000 CARES Act Cultural Relief Grant that got us ALL the way through 2020.
Our Human Policy
The Main Street Museum has a long-standing commitment to promoting equal treatment and opportunities for all, without regard to race, sex, ethnicity, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis, as dictated by common morality and respect.
At the Museum, We have a decades-long history of dissecting White privilege, as it pertains to our cultural history - as it effectuates a racism that is Systemic.
Colonialism, exploitation, oppressions, and brutalities have historically been legitimized by museums. It would be impossible for us to create the types of displays wee exhibits here without acknowledging this.
Black Lives Matter. A Chilean expression tells us, "Sin el respeto, no tenemos nada" - "Without respect we have nothing." We Strive to honor this ideal, as we honor our visitors.
We support our LGBTQ+ Community. We recognize the full civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender/intersectional people, queer people and everyone living with HIV.
Your lives matter. Your stories matters.