Old Town Hall, Addison, VT
Mailing Address: 3968 VT Route 22A, Addison, VT 05491
Phone: (802) 759-2380
Contact: Erwin Clark, Co-President
There is no established museum; visitors by appointment
VT Route 22A & Crown Point Road, Bridport, VT (Large white building)
Mailing Address: 3177 Crown Point Road, Bridport, VT 05734
Phone: (802) 758-2654
Contact: Margaret Sunderland, Historian
The Ephraim Gray house was built about 1812. The society's collection includes artifacts, photographs, and manuscripts reflecting life in Bridport from 1800 to the present.
Genealogical files are available at the town clerk's office, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, closed Thursday afternoon. Visitors by appointment, handicap accessible.
Howden Hall Community Center, 19 West Street, Bristol, VT
Mailing Address: PO Box 141, Bristol, VT 05443
Phone: (802) 453-7709
Contact: Steve Ayotte, President
At various times a church, a store, and a school, Howden Hall has been restored for a variety of community uses. The historical society displays collections including photographs, maps, postcards, posters, and newspapers. Visitors by appointment. Free. Handicap accessible.
Cornwall Town Hall, 2629 VT Route 30, Cornwall, VT
Mailing Address: c/o Town Hall, 2629 VT Route 30, Cornwall, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 462-2775
Contact: Sue Johnson
The society has a growing collection of artifacts and archives in its office in the Cornwall town hall. Historical property records and genealogical information are available at the town clerk's office. Visitors by appointment.
Sarah Partridge Community House, 431 East Main Street, East Middlebury, VT
Mailing Address: PO Box 434, East Middlebury, VT 05740
Contact: Nancy Marcus, Treasurer
The society has a small collection, mostly ephemera, in the Sarah Partridge Community House. Meetings are held four times per year. Visitors by appointment.
6 Little Chicago Road, Ferrisburgh, Vt
Mailing Address: 82 Gilson Lane, North Ferrisburgh, VT 05473
Phone: (802) 425-4505
Contact: Gail Blasius, President
Our artifacts are stored in a vault at the Ferrisburgh Historical Society's building, former Center School and Town Clerk's Office on Route 7.
Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. New members and guests are always welcom.
1 Park Street, Middlebury, VT
Mailing Address: 1 Park Street, Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-2117
Contact: Eva Garcelon-Hart, Archivist
The museum offers tours, exhibits, and programs aimed at facilitating an understanding of regional Vermont history through sharing with the community a wealth of objects and written materials that document the history of Middlebury, Addison County, and Vermont. It also has a gallery, a shop, and gardens.
Hours and Admission:
Museum: June - Columbus Day weekend: Tues–Sat., 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm; Fall/Winter/Spring: Tues–Sat., 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Center:Thursday and Friday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm, or by appointment
18th Century Farmhouse & 19th Century Barn Museum, 88 Quaker Street, Lincoln, VT
Mailing Address: 88 Quaker Street, Lincoln, VT 05443
Phone: (802) 453-2807
Contact: Eleanor Menzer, President
The society has a collection of local artifacts in a restored 18th-century farmhouse and a 19th-century barn in a meticulously landscaped setting. Exhibits change annually. Activities include opening day festivities in May, and a pumpkin-carving contest in October.
Hours and Admission:
Memorial Day - October: 2nd and 4th Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, or by appointment.
Mailing Address: 280 Monkton Ridge, North Ferrisburgh, VT, 05473
Phone: (802) 482-2277
Contact: Gill Coates, President
The society does not own a building, but there is a small collection. Meetings are the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Monkton town hall. Current projects include gravestone transcription of all the stones in Monkton and preservation of the East Monkton Church and the Monkton Boro Schoolhouse. Visitors by appointment.
Mailing Address: 78 North Street, New Haven, VT 05472
Phone: (802) 453-4037
Contact: Bev Landon
There is no established museum. Meetings are the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the New Haven Community Library. Meeting notices appear in the monthly town newsletter (online), Front Porch Forum, and the Addison Independent.
Orwell Free Library, Main Street, VT Route 73, Orwell, VT
Mailing Address: PO Box 85, Orwell, VT 05760
Online: Visit them on Facebook
Phone: (802) 948-2049
Contact: Steve Buxton, President
The society's collection of Orwell history from the Revolutionary War through World War II to the present day is housed at the library.
Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am - noon.
Mailing Address: PO Box 140, Ripton, VT 05766
Phone: (802) 388-1634
Contact: Charles Billings, President
Rokeby Museum is a National Historic Landmark designated for its exceptional underground railroad history. The site includes an award-winning new exhibit, Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont; a fully furnished historic house; 9 historic farm buildings; and acres of grounds and trails.
Hours and Admission: Open daily 10 to 5 from mid-May to the last Sunday in October Adults $10, Seniors $9, Students $8, Children under 5 free
Town Hall, Maple Street, Salisbury, VT 05769
Mailing Address: PO Box 40, Salisbury, VT 05769
Contact: Barry Whitney, President
There is no museum at this time. Plans are to rebuild an eighteenth-century settler's cabin near the site of Ann Story's cabin. Meetings take place at the Salisbury town hall. Visitors by appointment.
Stone Schoolhouse Museum, VT Route 22A, Shoreham, VT
Mailing Address: PO Box 156, Shoreham, VT 05770
Phone: (802) 897-2600
Contact: Linda Oaks, President, PO Box 235, Shoreham, VT 05770
A former stone schoolhouse (1839) has photographs, documents, arrowheads, and extensive genealogical files pertaining to the Shoreham area. There are also locally made sleighs, a barn loom, and other large objects at Newton Academy on School Street. Visitors year—round by appointment.
Mailing Address: 2174 Big Hollow Road, Starksboro, VT 05487
Phone: (802) 453-3469
Contact: Ruth Beecher, Secretary
This society, formed in 2005, does not have a museum. The group meets the 4th Thursday of every other month at 7:00 pm at the town hall. Call or email for hours and admission.
Contact: Susan Ferland
The society collects the history of the Vergennes area. It does not currently have a physical address, but usually meets on the first Thursday of the month from Sept-April.
88 Main St, Middlebury, VT
Mailing Address: 88 Main St, Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-4964
Contact: Bob Hooker, Admin/Development Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org
Documenting and sharing cultural traditions of Vermont primarily through audio interviews and documentary exhibits. Our archive is home to over 5,000 audio interviews, 15,000 photographs, and numerous collections of regional traditional music. We also offer workshops on audio interviewing, an apprenticeship program for the traditional arts, and have an active outreach program in a number of Vermont schools.
Hours and Admission: Open Tuesday through Saturday 10-5. Admission by donation Closed on legal holidays and between Christmas and New Years.