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Storied Objects 

*Exhibition Exploring Women's Lives in Vermont Opens at the Fleming Museum

BURLINGTON- On Tuesday, February 16, the Fleming Museum will open their 
newest exhibition, Storied Objects: Tracing Women's Lives in Vermont 
This exhibition explores the experiences of women as they are reflected 
in the objects they made, used, and treasured. The exhibition will 
continue through September 3, 2010.

Storied Dress 
Objects brings together a rich selection of artifacts from the Museum's 
collection, along with oral and written narratives of Vermont women from 
the archives of the Vermont Folklife Center and the University of 
Vermont's Special Collections, which offer glimpses into Vermont life 
from the 19th century onward.  The juxtaposition of objects, voices, and 
documents provides a range of perspectives on the past and enables 
visitors to explore some of the common aspects of women's lives in 
Vermont: at work, in social settings, and within the family.  Individual 
objects are paired with an audio excerpt, for example, an iron with 
Bertha Tucker's memories of boiling laundry in the kitchen, offering 
insights into the object's use and its significance in a woman's life.  
While common experiences intersect in these objects' uses and meanings, 
the exhibition also highlights the varied lives of women from different 
social backgrounds, offering visitors a deeper understanding of 
Vermont's past.


On Wednesday, March 3 at 12:15PM, the Museum will host a special 
presentation, Daisy Turner: Native Vermonter and African-American 
Storyteller. This program is part of the Museum's Noontime Café and 
Program series and features Vermont Folklife Center Founder and 
Executive Director Emeritus Jane Beck. Lunch is available for purchase 
in the Museum's lobby from 11:30AM to 12:30PM.

ABOVE: Wedding dress, 1854. Brocade, silk, cotton. Gift of Dora Wells, 

BANNER: Elizabeth Fisk Looms, Tablecloth, ca. 1900 (detail). Linen. Gift 
of Estelle Foote, M.D., 1953.26

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 About Fleming Museum 	

The Robert Hull Fleming Museum houses Vermont's most comprehensive 
collection of art and anthropology. It regularly presents exhibitions of 
contemporary and historic art from around the world. The Museum is 
located on the University of Vermont campus at 61 Colchester Avenue, 

 From Labor Day until April 30: Tues., Thurs. & Friday from 9:00AM until 
4:00PM, Wed. from 9:00AM until 8:00PM and Sat. & Sun. from 1:00 until 
From May 1 to Labor Day:  Tuesday through Friday, Noon until 4:00PM and 
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 until 5:00PM. The Museum is Closed Mondays and 
major holiday weekends.

Regular Admission to the Museum is: $5 for Adults; $10 for Families; $3 
for Students & Seniors. Free to Museum Members; UVM, Champlain College, 
Community College of Vermont, and St. Michael's College faculty, staff, 
and students; and children 6 and under.

 From I-89 North or South: Take Exit 14W. Proceed 1 mile west on 
Williston Road (Route 2). Stay in right lane, turn right for East 
Avenue. Go several blocks to the second stoplight; turn left onto 
Colchester Avenue. At first stoplight, take left into Fletcher Allen 
Health Care. At stop sign, turn right; take first right into Fleming 
Museum Visitor Lot.

On weekdays, parking is available in the Visitors' Lot between the 
Museum and Fletcher Allen Health Care. Visitors must put money in the 
meters. (.25 per 20 min.) If you park in this lot, you must obtain a 
parking pass from the Reception Desk and then place it on your 
dashboard. On weekends only, parking is also available in the University 
lot on the west side of the Museum.