Robert Frost Museum Opening Featured in New York Times
The Shires of Vermont proudly reopened the Robert Frost Stone House Museum. Now owned by Bennington College, they've already received some national coverage in their 2018 season. See what The New York Times had to say below:
SHAFTSBURY, Vt. — On a warm June morning in 1922, Robert Frost sat down at his dining room table in southern Vermont and wrote "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," one of his most famous poems.
That house, including the 7-acre grounds with rugged old stone walls, a barn and some of the heirloom apple trees from Frost's orchard, is now open again as a museum under the ownership of Bennington College.
"This was a very important property for him and an important time in his life," said Megan Mayhew Bergman, director of the Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College. He hit his prime as a poet here, she said.
Frost's poems, with their simple rhymes, stories, evocations of rural life and sometimes dark allusions, were immensely popular in the 20th century. They were memorized by school children and recited at countless graduations. The first line of "Stopping By Woods" — "Whose woods these are I think I know" — and the final, haunting line, "And miles to go before I sleep" — are instantly familiar to millions of Americans...