Shop the VHS Store!
VHS is a great place to do some holiday shopping! Find our full selection of great Vermont books and gifts at the Museum Store in Montpelier, grab a few titles from our Book Nook in Barre, or shop in your pajamas via our Online Store. To get started, check out some great selections on our current Book List.
Vermont in the 1970s Exhibit Now Open!
In 2014 we embarked on a two-year research project to collect, document, and share the history of the 1970s in Vermont. Now it's time to share our results. Our new exhibit "Freaks, Radicals and Hippies: Counterculture in 1970s Vermont" opened September 24 at the Vermont History Center in Barre. More details and additional programming information here.
History Expo 2016 - H2O The Power of Water
On June 18 & 19 at the Vermont History Expo, we reflected on Vermont's long and complicated history with water. See a few of our favorite photos from the weekend here.
Satuday and Sunday, June 18 & 19
Tunbridge World's Fairgrounds
Barre Collection comes to the VHS
November 25, 2014–The Barre History Collection, formerly housed in the Aldrich Public Library, has recently been added to the Vermont Historical Society's collection. The VHS will care for the collection at the Vermont History Center in Barre.
The collections include artifacts and archival materials gathered by the Barre Historical Society between 1915 and 1979, as well as later additions.
In all, over 230 linear feet of archival holdings are included—personal papers, organizational and business records, photographs and other items that document life in the "Granite Capital," accompanied by hundreds of artifacts that were made and used by residents of Barre. Both the Aldrich and the VHS describe the collaboration as a "win/win."