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.
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.