Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

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Fairbanks Museum
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Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium is located in Vermont
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
Location 1302 Main St., St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Coordinates 44°25′12.6″N 72°1′11.4″W / 44.420167°N 72.019833°W / 44.420167; -72.019833Coordinates: 44°25′12.6″N 72°1′11.4″W / 44.420167°N 72.019833°W / 44.420167; -72.019833
Area less than one acre
Built 1890
Architect Packard, Lambert
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 07001344[1]
Added to NRHP January 2, 2008

The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium is a combination museum and planetarium located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. It was founded in 1889, by Franklin Fairbanks. It is organized into 3 different departments: Natural Science, Historical, Ethnological.[2] In addition, there is also a planetarium and weather forecasting department entitled: Eye on the Sky weather station. Meteorologists broadcast their unique weather forecasts for Vermont (and the areas immediately around the state) on Vermont Public Radio and Magic 97.7 daily.[3] In addition, the museum also produce weather forecasts for three newspapers, The Caledonian Record, the Times Argus, and the Rutland Herald daily.

The museum building was built in 1890. It was designed by architect Lambert Packard. The museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. The listing included one contributing building and two contributing objects.[1]

In 2010, Yankee magazine named Fairbanks as the second best history museum in New England.[4]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Fairbanks Museum
  3. ^ EotsWeb
  4. ^ "NEK establishments listed in Yankee's best of NE awards". Barton, Vermont: the Chronicle. 3 February 2010. p. 7. 

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