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The Dorset Historical Society Museum is used to be home to longtime Dorset resident Elsa W. Bley, who is lived as an artist and teacher. Elsa Bley generously willed to the Society her house, which was used as the permanent headquarters of the Dorset Historical Society in 1991. In 2005 to 2006, the building underwent major renovations building and it was then reopened as the splendid museum space that remains up to the present.

The Museum boasts of five main galleries that features parts of the collection through rotating exhibits emphasizing on different themes, particularly the Republic of Vermont coins, which were made at Harmon Mint, artifacts that represent the marble industry of the town, stoneware that was produced at the Fenton Potteries, iron tools from the 19th century foundries in East and North Dorset, works of stencil artist Jessica Bond, works from Dorset painters from the town?s most abundant period for artists, a native fern collection, photographs, postcards, household utensils, farm tools, decorative objects, textiles, clothing of the Dorset families, pictures, memorabilia, and artifacts from the 12 school districts of the town.
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