Union Station (Brattleboro, Vermont)
The Vermonter at Brattleboro station in June 2013
|Location||10 Vernon Road|
|Line(s)||New England Central Railroad|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2017)||16,702 1.63%|
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in 2012
|NRHP reference #||74000268|
|Added to NRHP||June 6, 1974|
Union Station is an Amtrak intercity rail station located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, United States. It is served by the one daily round trip of the Vermonter service. Most of the 1915-built station is occupied by the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, while Amtrak uses a waiting room on the lower floor. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center
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The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, a non-collecting museum, was founded in 1972 and located in the former Union Station building. New exhibits by regional and international artists are shown each season. The aim of BMAC is to present art and ideas in ways that inspire, educate, and engage people of all ages. Some of BMAC's notable exhibiting artists have included Jennifer Bartlett, Chuck Close, Janet Fish, Wolf Kahn, Chris Van Allsburg and Andy Warhol. It also functions as a community center and is a private non-profit organization. The museum was run by volunteers in the 1970s; the first professional director was hired in 1981.
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