AAA Editor Notes
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main St., is a public library and art gallery containing 19th-century landscape paintings from the Hudson River School. The collection includes Albert Bierstadt's monumental “The Domes of the Yosemite.” Donated to the town by Horace Fairbanks in 1871, the historic landmark has Victorian reading rooms showcasing elaborate woodwork and spiral staircases. Regularly scheduled public programs include poetry readings and educational lectures.
Note: "The Domes of the Yosemite" will not be on display from late 2017 through spring of 2018 for conservation work.