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    Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller

    National Historical Park Vermont

Collections

Overview of Museum Collections
at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is the first national park to tell the story of conservation history and the evolving nature of land stewardship in America. The three families associated with the site embody the early ideals of conservation stewardship in the United States. The museum collection consists primarily of nineteenth and twentieth century art and artifacts belonging to the Billings and Rockefeller families, and a few items associated with George Perkins Marsh. It is a diverse collection that includes household furnishings, fine arts, decorative arts and family mementos. Of particular importance are the landscape paintings by artists connected to the Hudson River School, because of the School's association with the American conservation movement. To learn more about the art collection at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, visit our virtual museum exhibit at: http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/mabi/.

Learn more about the park's museum collection. Or browse the collection on the NPS Web Museum Catalog. (Please note that this link brings you to the main listing page of parks that have online collections. On this page, search for Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP to get to the museum page for this park.)

 

Did You Know?

Sunlight filters through white clouds and dark thunderheads to illuminate green-forested slopes and snow-covered mountains. NPS Photo.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP has nearly 400 paintings and prints, including Hudson River School landscapes of places that are now national parks. You can see paintings by Thomas Cole, David Johnson, and Albert Bierstadt of features from Yosemite, Golden Gate, and Grand Teton.