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The completed elevator tower at the Black River Academy Museum

BRAM is now happy about its 'ups and downs'

LUDLOW-Going Up!  That is a refrain you will hear at the Black River Academy Museum (BRAM) this season. The new elevator/fire stairs tower is completed and the elevator cab, itself, is installed and running. Now, everyone can visit all the display floors and attend all the marvelous events and exhibitions on all three floors of the museum.

There is no need to climb the front steps! A new Memorial Walkway will make it easy to transit from the parking area to the elevator. This spring BRAM will be installing the new walk, incorporating memorial etched bricks, honoring people/pets/places, special to the ones who made donations for inscribed bricks.

BRAM will offer memorial bricks until every blank brick is replaced with an inscribed one. Each memorial brick is $100. To have a brick with your own inscription, call BRAM, 802-228-5050, or visit its website at

BRAM gratefully thanks all who helped them accomplish this major project, which will help insure the future of the museum. Private donors, business donors, the Town of Ludlow through the Okemo Enterprise Fund and various grants, including a generous $18,000 grant from the Vermont Cultural Facilities Coalition and the State of Vermont, all made its success possible.

All donors will be honored on a permanent listing and generous donors will be able to name different locations in the museum according to their donation.  The compilation of this list will be the final phase of a remarkable time for The Black River Academy Museum.

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