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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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Gardening is Giving

Gardening is Giving

As we enter the holiday season, there is a pervasive joy derived from giving and receiving.  Even the grumpiest of people, deep down, cannot deny the warm feelings of giving to others.  This season, let us reflect and commit to giving back to the earth and our...

Curiosity Shop Appreciation Sale!

Curiosity Shop Appreciation Sale!

Join us in the Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop on Saturday, November 26 from 10am to 4pm as we celebrate you and thank you for your support of 577 for more than 30+ years. ALL Books, Magazines, Art & Craft Supplies, and Pottery will be 30% off! *Sale excludes...

577 Winter Break

577 Winter Break

As 2022 winds down, 577 will be closed for a few days giving our staff and volunteers a well-deserved hot cocoa break. Other than the six days listed below, we'll be here for you every day between 9am to 5pm. Bundle up and come on in! Winter Break ~ 577 will be CLOSED...


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The Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10am to 4pm. The last day open for 2022 is Saturday, December 17.