Welcome to 577

577 is a nonprofit community arts and nature center situated on the former estate of our founder, Virginia Secor Stranahan. 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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Open Daily, 9am to 5pm
Open to all, no admission fee

Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop

The perfect place to unplug and explore thousands of gently-used books with selections for all ages and interests, a large selection of art supplies, and handmade pottery. New items are added to the shelves every day, and 577 staff is available to answer any questions on items available, upcoming classes, and more. The Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop is open Monday ~ Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Closed on Sundays. 

Reservations at 577

Meeting Reservations, Field Trips & Tours, and Photography

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New Trees, New Plants, New Life

New Trees, New Plants, New Life

Around the Grounds with Bennett The grounds of The 577 Foundation are graced with many great trees under which people have sat and children played, upon which many birds have nested and squirrels foraged, and against which daily life has occurred.  And though trees...


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577 is open daily between 9am to 5pm. Open to all, no admission fee. The Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop is open Mondays ~ Saturdays, 10am to 5pm.