Thanks to Joanne Daoust for sending me the following images and history of Shelburne Museum in Vermont.
The Shelburne Museum was founded by Electra Havemeyer Webb in 1947 in part to exhibit her expanding collections. The Museum is not really a museum in the common sense of the word. Webb's collection passions focussed on folk art, early American history, and - rather amazingly - entire buildings. In total, the Shelburne Museum consists of 44 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds. Webb was also an avid hunter. "I am afraid I'm a killer," she once said. "l like hunting...I like big game trips and I like sports of all kinds."
In part to showcase some of Webb's own trophies, in 1960 the Shelburne Museum built Beach Lodge, named for William and Marie Beach who were friends and hunting companions of Electra Havemeyer Webb. Using timber forested at the Webb family’s home, Beach Lodge was designed to resemble an Adirondack hunting lodge - the classic American backdrop for taxidermy.