Museum Grand Reopening!
Join us for the Grand Reopening of the Vermont History Museum on Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Free Admission to explore and celebrate the renovated museum and the new National Life Gallery featuring the impressive Paul Sample mural, Salute to Vermont.
Once in the exhibit, visitors will experience updated and refreshed content that integrates new scholarship, as well as including important history from the last thirty years. In the center of the exhibit is the new Local History Spotlight Gallery, which will showcase rotating exhibits created by some of Vermont’s over 190 local historical societies and museums. You’ll also find technology upgrades and a new, interactive “comment wall” that encourages visitors to connect themselves to Vermont’s story.
Family Movie Night, April 19
Join us for a FREE! Family Movie Night, Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30pm at the History Center in Barre. We will be showing the original movie version of Pete’s Dragon (1977). More here.
"Women and the Counterculture" Rescheduled
Our "Women & the Counterculture" program originally scheduled for 3/15 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 22, 6:00pm at the History Center in Barre. See here for details. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We'll Take That Sign
Did you participate in the recent Women's March in either Washington, DC or Montpelier, VT? Did you have a great sign? We are happy to collect those signs or other ephemera for potential inclusion in our permanent collections. Here are some details:
1. Signs from either the Montpelier, VT march or from Vermonters who marched in Washington welcome.
2. We would prefer signs that are more Vermont "specific", and/or that are specifically themed for this event. Signs created by children are also welcome.
3. Signs can be dropped-off during regular business hours (9:00am-4:00pm, M-F) at the History Center in Barre, 60 Washington St
4. Include your name, address, email, phone when dropping off your sign(s).
5. We would also like to have a photo of you/someone with the sign and information about your experience with the march. Photos (3 maximum) and other information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Signs dropped off may not be accepted into the permanent collection. Any not accepted into the collection will be disposed of and will not be returned. If your sign(s) are selected for the collections, we will send you follow-up materials. All items (including digital materials) become property of the Vermont Historical Society without restrictions.
Even if you don't want to donate your sign (or have already recycled it), we encourage you to document your experience- whether that's a diary/journal entry, blog post, scrapbook, video blog, etc. The history of tomorrow is created today.