BRATTLEBORO (AP) -- A Vermont museum featuring the work of the late children’s book illustrator and artist Tasha Tudor is looking for a business or nonprofit organization to host a small exhibit next summer.
Earlier this month, the Tasha Tudor Museum closed its "bricks and mortar" display at the Jeremiah Beale House in Brattleboro.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports the museum is changing its focus, but will continue to coordinate Tasha Tudor Museum Society chapters around the world and publish its newsletter. The change will not affect the family-run online store, tashatudorandfamily.com, or special tours of Tudor’s home.
Tudor, who died in 2008 at age 92, wrote or collaborated on nearly 100 children’s books, and illustrated such classics as "Little Women" and "The Secret Garden."
Her Marlboro home was a replica of a 19th-century New England homestead, replete with antique utensils, tiny windows and doorways of varying sizes.
Director Amy Tudor, who is married to Tasha Tudor’s grandson, said she would like to be able to continue to offer people a special experience of Tudor’s work and continue bringing tourists to the Brattleboro area. The museum is applying for grants this winter with the aim of purchasing a permanent home, she said.
"We’re so excited to explore the development of children’s programs," Tudor said. "We think it is vitally important to reduce the overuse of technology and engage children in old-fashioned but still relevant games, practical skills, stories and songs."