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.
Thank You for a great 2016!
We want to say thank you to everyone for their friendship and support in 2016, and look forward to working with you in 2017.
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."