‘Miles to go before I sleep’: Robert Frost museum reopens

  • In this May 2, 2018 photo Megan Mayhew Bergman, director of the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury, Vt. stands in front of the famous Frost poem "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" painted on a wall of the museum. The museum, now owned by Bennington College, reopened in May. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke) Lisa Rathke

  • In this May 2, 2018 photo, Megan Mayhew Bergman, director of the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury, Vt., discusses the recently reopened facility now owned by Bennington College. Frost wrote one of his most famous poems, "Passing by Woods on a Snowy Evening," from the house on a warm June morning in 1922. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke) Lisa Rathke

  • The Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury, Vt., now owned by Bennington College, reopened this spring.

  • In this May, 2, 2018 photo, an old damaged apple tree from poet Robert Frost's orchard sprouts new growth in Shaftsbury, Vt. Frost's home in southern Vermont, where he wrote, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and other poems, has reopened as a seasonal museum now owned by Bennington College. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke) Lisa Rathke

Associated Press
Published: 5/21/2018 10:24:03 PM

SHAFTSBURY, Vt. — One morning in 1922, Robert Frost sat down at his dining room table in southern Vermont and wrote “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” one of his most famous poems.

That house is now open again as a museum under the ownership of Bennington College.

On display are photographs, a facsimile of the manuscript and Frost quotations painted on some walls. Those quotes include his epitaph, “I had a lover’s quarrel with the world,” from his tombstone in nearby Bennington.

Frost’s poetry was enormously popular in 20th century America.

The grounds of Frost’s former home are spotted with craggy old stone walls, a barn and a few of Frost’s heirloom apple trees, all subjects of his poetry.

The Robert Frost Stone House Museum is in Shaftsbury, Vt.


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