July 11 - Second Saturdays begin again!
On the Second Saturday of each month, the Vermont Historical Society hosts afternoon talks at the Vermont History Center from July through November. Our first talk will feature Bruce Venter and the Battle of Hubbardton on July 11. With each presentation, visitors will see a tie in with objects or historical events on exhibit in the Vermont Heritage Galleries. More info on our calendar.
Vermont Heritage Gallery exhibits open 1 to 4pm, talks begin at 2pm, genealogical library open 9am to 4pm.
Attend talks with price of gallery admission. Adults $5
Vermont History Center
60 Washington Street
May 15 - Drinking about Vermont history!
Sippin' suds and imbibing brews! Tasting hors d'oeuvres and drinking about Vermont history. Join us as five Vermont breweries show off their craft at tasting stations around the Vermont History Museum. Brewers include The Alchemist, Lost Nation Brewing, Switchback Brewing Company, Trapp Family Lager, and Vermont Pub and Brewery.
Friday, May 15 • 5:30 pm
Vermont History Museum
109 State Street, Montpelier
At 6:45 pm, Author Adam Krakowski will tell us about "Vermont Beer: History of a Brewing Revolution" and at 7:15 pm, cast your bid at a live auction of rare Vermont beer. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets are $35 or $25 for members. Tickets are limited, so register early by calling Amanda Gustin at (802) 828-2180 or online.
May 2015 - Find out about your relatives!
Did your relatives get stuck in the mud, too? Did your great uncle write about his escapades on back roads in Vermont? Did you know our Leahy Library has the largest printed genealogical collection in the state? What better place to drop by and research your own genealogy?
Leahy Library • Tuesday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesdays 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Second Saturdays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Vermont History Center, 60 Washington Street, Barre
Don't forget: if you are a member of the Vermont Historical Society, library admission is free! (Non-members $5.00.) Find out more here.
Questions? Call (802) 479-8509.
Vermont History Day: “Leadership and Legacy in History”
March 28, 2015–More than 200 students from schools throughout Vermont participated in Vermont History Day held at U-32 High School. All projects were related to the national theme "Leadership and Legacy in History." Students spent the school year researching topics and creating projects ranging from websites to documentaries.
For over 30 years, the Vermont Historical Society has coordinated Vermont History Day (VHD), a statewide competition affiliated with National History Day (NHD), and provided support and guidance to teachers and students over the course of the school year.
Farmers’ Night Music Program
February 25, 2015–Attendees of the annual Farmer's Night Program on Wednesday, February 25, were treated to a lively musical performance by the Boston-based early music ensemble Seven Days Salt.
The evening was hosted by the Vermont Historical Society and featured period music including a variety of early shapenote hymns, songs of liberty and taxation, wartime laments, and dance tunes. The instruments played by the ensemble–the violin or treble viol, the recorder or flute, the lute, and the bass viol–were among the most popular in English culture throughout America's settlement and Revolutionary period.