Vermont Folklife Center
Located in a state that steadfastly protects its rural image, the Vermont Folklife Center strives to preserve the art and cultural life of the region. Founded in 1984, the center has since collected approximately 4,000 audio recordings, 200 videos, and 15,000 photographs and manuscripts that cover the entire lifespan of the state. At the center downtown Middlebury, visitors and researchers can access the archives, as well as purchase regional crafts like whirligigs, quilts, Native American baskets, and rugs at the Heritage Shop. Numerous education workshops are also held throughout the year in ethnography, oral history, and cultural documentation.