Meet the author of Seven Years of Grace!
Meet Sara Rath, the author of Seven Years of Grace at Vermont History Expo. This new book by the Society is a dramatized account of Achsa W. Sprague (1827–1862), who lectured for seven years on Spiritualism, the abolition of slavery, women’s rights, and prison reform. Grounded in the extensive collection of Sprague’s papers at the Vermont Historical Society, this fascinating tale includes trances, the brush of angel wings, and the love Achsa felt for a married man.
Saturday, June 18 • 1:00 pm
Vermont History Expo • Tunbridge World’s Fairgrounds
Another fine Vermont Historical Society publication!
Get your book autographed at Expo. Questions? More at (802) 828-2180 or expo schedule 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
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.
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."
New Book Released
September 16, 2014–The newest publication from the Vermont Historical Society, Moses Robinson and the Founding of Vermont, by Superior Court Judge Robert A. Mello, restores Moses Robinson to his rightful place as one of the most significant figures in the founding of Vermont. This full-length biography shows Robinson as a leader of the revolt against New York, one of Vermont's agents to Congress in charge of negotiating statehood, architect of Vermont's legal system, and its first chief justice, governor for a year, and Vermont's first senator. Invoking new thoughts about Vermont's complicated beginnings, this biography offers fresh perspectives on the state's early legal and political history. Find the book in our online store.