Learning opportunities at Shelburne Museum are all about making connections. Throughout the year, our gallery talks, drop-in art activities, family days, lectures, and more will get you engaged with the Museum’s collections, special exhibitions, historic buildings, and gardens in active and exciting ways. Our programs are designed to give visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience the delight, whimsy, and pleasure of art, history, and design.

Meet the Education Team

Karen Petersen, director of Visitors’ Services, began her work at the Museum in 1999; leaving for two years to launch a new museum at Norwich University and returning in late 2007 in her current position. She works with a wonderful team of year-round and seasonal educational professionals who create programming for the Museum’s diverse audiences.

Mollie Davis, Family and Academic Programs Coordinator, is no stranger to the Education Department. Mollie began as an intern in the department during her postbaccalaureate program at the University of Vermont.Mollie transitioned to a full-time position in 2016 as the education assistant. Most recently, Mollie has completed her Master’s Degree in Arts Education Leadership from Boston University and now focuses on developing programs for school aged audiences and campers.

Holly Miller, a recent University of Vermont graduate with licensure in art education joins the department as the Family and Academic Programs Associate, working with Family and Academic Program Coordinator Mollie Davis on academic programs as well as coordinating Owl Cottage, Webby’s Art Studio, Dive In, and Art on the Go carts.