Shelburne Museum looks forward to welcoming you back for the Museum’s 75th anniversary season.

Registration opens one month prior to the event date. You must have an active Shelburne Museum membership to register. Please contact with any questions.

Past Events

Ice Bar at Winter Lights

Thursday, December 8

Shelburne Museum has mixed its fantastic Winter Lights extravaganza with spirits for the perfect night out with a twist that’s sure to spark the holiday spirit! This special evening of merriment features two outdoor ice bars stocked with local spirits, wine and beer along with snacks to savor, all within the magical wonderland of Winter Lights.

This event is 21+ and IDs will be checked at the door. All ticket holders will receive two food tokens and two drink tokens. When all tokens have been redeemed, the bars and food trucks accept cash.

This event is generously sponsored by Bar Hill, Burlington Beer Company, and WhistlePig Whiskey with additional support from Union Bank.

This event is open to non-Members. Please contact with any questions.

Lake Champlain Chocolates Member Night

Thursday, December 1 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.

A holiday extravaganza for all ages, Winter Lights invites visitors to see the Museum’s buildings and campus bedecked in beautiful holiday lights. Shelburne Museum Members are invited to take part in an exclusive Member Night, sponsored by Lake Champlain Chocolates. All Members will receive a sweet treat on behalf of LCC.

Please contact with any questions.

Shelburne Museum 75th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, September 10 | 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Join us for a celebratory evening filled with wonder, discovery, and exploration!

Artist Reception with Nancy Winship Milliken | Director’s Circle and Barnstormers Exclusive

Thursday, July 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Please join us for an exclusive reception with environmental sculptor Nancy Winship Milliken to celebrate her exhibition Nancy Winship Milliken: Varied and Alive. Meet the artist and explore the site-specific outdoor installation, which features four monumental sculptures, each highlighting a different natural material, and installed within a pollinator meadow.

Exhibition Opening | Luigi Lucioni: Modern Light

Friday, June 24 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Please join us for an opening reception for Luigi Lucioni: Modern Light, the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of American artist Luigi Lucioni. John Wilmerding Director Thomas Denenberg and Curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff will elucidate this groundbreaking exhibition that examines Lucioni’s career, influences, and techniques.

Garden Stroll at the Brick House

Sunday, June 5 | 3:00-5:00 p.m. | Brick House

Delight in the beautiful seasonal blooms that adorn the Brick House grounds while sipping local libations and snacking on sweet and savory nibbles. Tickets include garden-party themed fare, one drink ticket, and an exclusive tour of the gardens with garden expert, Charlie Nardozzi. Prices are $35 for Members and $45 for non-Members.

Members Early Access Day

Saturday, May 14 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Museum Grounds

Be the first to visit Shelburne Museum one day ahead of opening to the public! Registration is not required but please be prepared to present an active membership card at Admissions. 

Exhibition Opening | Eyesight & Insight: Lens on American Art

Friday, May 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Please join us for an opening reception for Eyesight & Insight: Lens on American Art. This exhibition surveys more than 200 years of art and technological innovation and considers the myriad roles of eyeglasses and optical technologies in the history of American art. Curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff and Associate Curator Carolyn Bauer will be on hand to share their thoughts on this insightful exhibition.