Welcome to 577

Open to all, 577 builds a creative, caring community through curiosity and lifelong learning. This enduring passion extends to all facets of 577— from ecological balance and environmental sustainability, to broadening minds, stimulating imagination and expanding horizons.

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The legacy of Virginia Secor Stranahan, 577 nurtures innovation, evolution and growth while respecting established, time-honored practices and techniques. Most importantly, 577 is about spreading joy and having fun!


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The March Into Spring

The March Into Spring

March can be a challenging month for the gardener because, more than many other months, it can be completely unpredictable. Some years, the month is a gradual awakening, a blossoming of green that coats the browns and grays of the past months; other years, heat can...

Reservations at 577

Reservations at 577

577 offers two historic spaces, the Library in Virginia’s House and the Cottage, to community organizations, schools, governmental organizations, and community-minded corporations for strategic planning, trainings, and retreats. Because these spaces are shared for...

Learning, Doing, Being

Learning, Doing, Being

February Thoughts ~ From the desk of Heather Gallant, 577 Executive Director  The other day, I read something by education advocate John Holt that really made me think: Not many years ago, I began to play the cello. Most people would say that what I am doing is...


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577 is open daily, 9am to 5pm. The Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop is open Wednesday ~ Saturday, 10am to 4pm.