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Old Stone House Museum

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and part of Vermont’s African American Heritage Trail, the Old Stone House Museum sits on 55 acres of rural Vermont farmland and encompasses numerous structures from the early 19th century.  These include Federalist era homes of Reverend Alexander Twilight, first African American graduate of Middlebury College, progressive educator, and state legislator, and the progressive educator Samuel Read Hall, who pioneered slate chalkboards; as well as the “Old Stone House,” a four-story granite dormitory built by Twilight in 1836 to house students attending the 1823 Grammar School where he and Samuel Read Hall taught.