Historic 'Dorset House' Finally Reopens

After 3 years the 'Dorset House' is finally open to the public

Shelburne, Vt. - The historic "Dorset House" at Shelburne Museum reopened this weekend after being closed for several years.
The house was moved to the farm during the 1950's from Dorset, Vermont.

Some upgrades the 1830's building received include upgrades to its heating and cooling system, lighting and it's security system.

Dorset house holds the museum's world-renowned collections of wildfowl decoys.

The museums director Tom Denenberg says "The house was moved here in the 1950's from Dorset Vermont and it was installed with these wonderful brackets on the walls behind me. In the late 1970's all of those had been taken out and very heavy case work had been put into the building so all the windows were closed up and the lighting wasn't very good so we decided that a world case collection like this needed a proper home."

The new windows in the house are specifically designed to block out harmful u-v rays from the sun that could damage the collection.


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