Tasha’s illustrations, personality and lifestyle continue to entrance and inspire fans. As time moves on, scholars and historians pursue research projects and more will want to be known about how and why Tasha accomplished all that she did. Back in 2006, Tasha’s grand-daughter-in-law, Amy Tudor founded the Tasha Tudor Museum, and received federal exempt status in 2007, six months before Tasha passed away.
Over the next few years, charter members donated over $123,000 and the Tasha Tudor Museum opened an exhibit space in West Brattleboro, Vermont in 2009. Over the next seven years 5300 visitors enjoyed this small, temporary location. Visitors enjoyed, the two PBS documentaries about Tasha (Take Joy and Take Peace) with tea service during the films. The Museum created a new exhibit each year which included original paintings, drawings, photographs, dresses and more. Children’s activities included a dress-up area, coloring tables, a dollhouse to play in, reading Tasha’s books and more. The reading collection contained 75+ titles for visitors to enjoy. The very small gift shop was extremely popular.
In 2017, the organization was renamed as the Tasha Tudor Society and the exhibit space was closed as the organization undertook strategic planning on how best to accomplish the mission statements of:
-To provide inspiration to the general public by immersing them in the world created by author, illustrator and early American lifestyle icon, Tasha Tudor.
-To reunite and preserve Tasha Tudor’s original art, ephemera, printed works, textiles and other objects that Tasha Tudor has owned or created and display them in an appropriate and welcoming public setting.
-To become the scholarly authority for research on Tasha Tudor’s life and art.
-To become a living history center promoting American and especially New England traditional values as demonstrated in Tasha Tudor’s arts and lifestyle.