Vermont in the 1970s Symposium & Exhibit This Fall!
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. Fall 2016 programming includes a Vermont in the 1970s Symposium on September 10 and the opening of our new exhibit "Freaks, Radicals and Hippies: Counterculture in 1970s Vermont on September 24. More details and additional programming information here.
Celebrate the Barre Heritage Festival!
The last weekend in July is a spectacular, city-wide extravaganza featuring arts, culture, music, historic exhibits, and community. Enjoy free admission on Friday & Saturday at the Vermont History Center.
Additonally, on Saturday we'll have Clara's Games on the front lawn, vintage films & mystery photos, balloons, and you can also discover your heritage with help from the Leahy Library staff. Watch here for updates.
July 3 - Book Sale and fun for the kids at the Vermont History Museum!
The Vermont History Museum will be joining Montpelier Alive to celebrate Independence Day in the Capital City. There will be a book sale on the front porch of the Pavilion with crafts for kids inside the Museum's Snelling Room. Celebrate the Fourth on the third!
Sunday, July 3 from 12:00 to 6:00 pm
Vermont History Museum
109 State Street
It’s the largest celebration in the state, come be a part of it! Call the museum for more information at (802) 828-1414.
June 24 to 26 - Vermont Quilt Festival!
Vermont Historical Society will be sharing 30 quilts at the quilt festival, some of these exquisite works of art from our collection were featured in the book Plain and Fancy. Not only is 2016 the Vermont Quilt Festival's 40th year, it also marks the 25th anniversary of the 1991 publication of Plain and Fancy: Vermont's People and Their Quilts.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday • June 24 – 26, 2016
Champlain Valley Exposition
105 Pearl Street, Essex Junction
In honor of the occasion, Plain and Fancy authors Donna Bister and Richard Cleveland have organized an exhibit of quilts from the book. Altogether, more than 60 quilts from the hands of three centuries of Vermont quiltmakers will be represented. More here.
Family fun in Tunbridge June 18 & 19
It's Father’s Day weekend and family fun can be found at the Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge. With a theme of H2O: The Power of Water in Vermont History, there will be plenty of hands-on activities for all. For example, youngsters will be encouraged to make Champ puppets and march with them in the daily parade at 12:30 pm!
Vermont Historical Society’s History Expo coordinator, Amanda Gustin, explains, “We have a lot of family activities planned for History Expo 2016. The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife will be hosting Let’s Go Fishing activities. Families can check out dragon flies and water scorpions at Montshire Museum’s Pond Life from 12:00 to 5:00 pm each day. Be sure to bring your water shoes for Stream Walks at 1:00 and 3:00 pm!” More details.