The Museum Shops at the Vermont State Historic Sites feature an unique collection of traditional and contemporary Vermont art and craft and a wide selection of quality merchandise made in Vermont.
Represented are some of the state’s finest artisans, whose work demonstrates the best of design and quality craftsmanship in a variety of mediums, including clay, glass, metal, ceramic, fiber, wood, and paper. At the museum shops you’ll find handmade pottery by Miranda Thomas of nearby Bridgewater, blown glass from Andrew Weill of Manchester, and tumbling blocks pillows inspired by an original Calvin Coolidge quilt and hand made by local crafter Katherine Lynds of Plymouth.
Our shops also stock many Vermont specialty food products including maple syrup and candy, jams, preserves, and more. From pickled fiddleheads to maple marinades, fruit preserves to artisanal cheeses, you’ll find the options for palette pleasing Vermont made products are deliciously varied.
Beautifully illustrated note cards by artist Sabre Field join an extensive collection of cards and calendars featuring the seasonal images and wildlife photographs of native Vermont photographers. Any of these items make the perfect gift or memento of your visit.
Of course, you may certainly stay connected on life in Vermont via a yearly subscription to Vermont Life Magazine. Quarterly issues are available at our Museum Shops where you’ll also find a complimentary Vermont Life catalog filled with inspiring, one-of-a-kind designs like Simon Pearce glassware, Starr decoys and Ski Vermont framed, and collectible prints.
Made by Laura Zindel, Guildford, Vermont. Laura Zindel is an artist and designer who combines her passion for ceramics and naturalistic illustration into unique housewares and objets d’art.
Hand-blown by Lada Bohac, Quechee, Vermont. Originally from the Czech Republic, Lada Bohac came to Vermont and worked for the Simon Pearce Glass Company for a number of years. Bohac now has his own studio that specializes in colored glass in a variety of styles and shapes.
Hand-engraved by Heidi Cockwill, Hartland, Vermont. Known for her detailed plant and animal designs, Heidi Cockwill has completed commissions for the British Royal Family, Margaret Thatcher, and Hilary Clinton.
Hand-pieced by Kathy Lynds, Plymouth Notch, Vermont. The design of this pillow is based on the quilt made by Calvin Coolidge when he was 10 years old. The original quilt is displayed in the Coolidge Homestead.
Marianne Wakerlin, The Sock Lady, South Strafford, VT. Life is too short for matching socks, especially when you can wear these fun and beautiful socks! Multi patterned and colorful mismatched socks for children, adults, and even babies from Vermont's Socklady of South Strafford, Vermont.
Made by Maple Landmark, Middlebury, Vermont. Maple Landmark is known for its eco-friendly education wooden toys. This hardwood yo-yo is custom designed for the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and sports the 1777 Vermont State seal.
Made by Maple Landmark, Middlebury, Vermont. This 4-tone train whistle sounds just like the real thing! Made especially for the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site. $6.95.
Handcrafted in Vermont by Jan Hall and Kathy Hutchins, this unique jewelry is made from real maple leaves! For those who seek the unusual gift or trip treasure to recall their visit to the Green Mountain state.
Vermont produces the highest quality maple syrup found anywhere in the world. Long before the first settlers came to Vermont, native peoples were collecting the crystal clear sugar maple tree sap and boiling it down into bricks of sweet maple sugar. Today, maple sugaring is a way of life for maple sugaring families, often passed down through many generations. Enjoy pure Vermont maple syrup on your pancakes, or as a sweet ingredient to sauces, dressings and marinades, or in baked goods. Purchase the Official Vermont Maple Cookbook at our museum shops along with your syrup!