St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
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Founded in 1871 and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1998, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum is a private, non-profit public library and art gallery that serves to promote life-long learning through art, literature, and information services.
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The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, a legacy of the Fairbanks family, is a private, nonprofit public library and art gallery located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. A monument of the 19th century belief in learning, the Athenaeum was founded by Horace Fairbanks as a culture center for the town - a true…
The Athenaeum library and gallery was initially founded by Horace Fairbanks in 1871. The gallery is best known for Albert Bierstadt's painting, Domes of the Yosemite and other large-scale dramatic landscapes by Bierstadt's fellow Hudson River School artists.
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