Shelburne Vermont, is a town in southwestern Chittenden County, located along the shores of Lake Champlain, just a few minutes south of Burlington, Vermont.
The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Farms and the Vermont Teddy Bear Company are all located in Shelburne, and there is a beach on Lake Champlain, maintained by the town, with a boat launch and nature park.
The Lake Champlain Transportation Company established its shipyard at Shelburne Harbor and launched its first steamboat in 1825. In 1955, the "Ticonderoga" was moved to the Shelburne Museum, where it is now on display.
Some noted residents of Shelburne included: Governor of Vermont, Madeleine Kunin; NASCAR driver, Kevin Lepage; first senator from Michigan, Lucius Lyon; congressman, Ezra Meech; entrepreneur & shipbuilder in the Washington Territory, Geirge A. Meigs; lieutenant governor of Vermont, Barbara Snelling; governor of Vermont, Richard Snelling; art collector & founder of the Shelburne Museum, Electra Havemeyer Webb; railroad executive & founder of Shelburne Farms, Dr William Seward Webb.
The 4th annual Heart Show & fundraiser at Rustic Roots Craft Eatery in Shelburne, Vermont is underway, and boasts a record-breaking number of artists for 2020. Artist participants have created one-of-a-kind heart shaped artwork that the public can purchase through an online auction. This year’s recipient of funds generated is the Vermont non-profit, Camp Thorpe in Goshen. Leading up to the opening of the auction the hearts will be premiered on The Heart Show’s social media, @heartshow_vt on Instagram and Facebook. Or, there are plenty of opportunities to see them in person at Rustic Roots- either while indulging in Shelburne’s favorite eggs benedict or hearty salad, or during a public “Heart Show Appy Hour,” a series of special events taking place on the first three Thursdays in February from 4-7pm. Photos of each small wonder are posted online for bidding: 32auctions.com/heartshow20. The auction portion of the show will open for bidding on Saturday 2/1 and run for the month of February ending on the 29th at 10pm EST. The display will continue hang at the restaurant post auction through the end of March.