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.
Give to the Annual Fund
Our promise is to connect you to Vermont's Story! A gift to the 2016 Annual Fund supports our efforts to enlighten and educate thousands of visitors annually through unique and dynamic exhibitions, educational programs and a variety of exciting public presentations. Every gift counts and your contribution will make a difference!
It's #Giving Tuesday!
The Vermont Historical Society has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Make your gift to VHS and inspire others to give back to improve their local communities in meaningful ways. This day is about the power of participation!
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.
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.