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Barnet Historical Society

Goodwillie House, 26 Goodwillie Road, Barnet Center, VT
Mailing Address: 802 Warden Road, Barnet, VT 05821
Phone: (802) 633-2325
E-mail: davewarden37@hotmail.com
Contact: David Warden, President.

The museum is located in a house reputedly used as a station for the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War. Many of the items were made and used in Barnet. There are quilts, clothing, 19th-century household furnishings, tools, and photographs.

Hours and Admission: Fall Foliage weekends and by appointment.

Burke Historical Society

White School House Museum, East Burke, VT
Mailing Address: c/o Burke Mountain Club, PO Box 309, East Burke, VT 05832
Phone: (802) 626-9823
Contact: Alan Arnold, Caretaker
Hours and Admission: by appointment.

Danville Historical Society

Choate-Sias Historical House, 121 Hill St., Danville, VT
Mailing Address: PO Box 274, Danville, VT 05828
Email Address: historicalsociety.director.dan@gmail.com
Web Site: danvillevthistorical.org
Phone: (802) 684-2055
Contact:
Sharon Lakey, Director

The historical society archives are now in the Choate-Sias Historical House and no longer at the North Danville School.

Hours and Admission: Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon - 7:00 pm.

Groton Historical Society

Peter Paul 1840 House, 1203 Scott Highway, Groton, VT
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 89, Groton, VT 05046
Website:www.grotonvthistory.org
Phone: (802) 243-0199
Email: grotonvthistory@gmail.com
Contact: Erik Volk, Secretary

The beautifully furnished old house built in 1840 contains a collection of items relating to local history.

Hours and Admission: by appointment

Hardwick Historical Society

Hardwick Depot, 47 Depot Street (off Church Street behind Town House), Hardwick, VT
Mailing Address: PO Box 177, Hardwick, VT 05843
Email Address: hardwickhistoricalsociety@myfairpoint.net
Phone: (802) 472-6424
Contact: Lorraine Hussey, (802) 472-5903 or Elizabeth Dow, (802)-472-6424, edow1@earthlink.net

The restored Hardwick Depot, home to the Hardwick Historical Society, houses artifacts and archives from Hardwick's past. Permanent displays relate to the areas granit boom, the Hardwick & Woodbury Railroad, Hardwick Academy, and the Civil War.

Hours and Admission: June-October: Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, or by appointment.

Lyndon Historical Society

Shores Memorial Museum, 202 Center Street, Lyndon Center, VT
Mailing Address: PO Box 85, Lyndon Center, VT 05850
Email: warden960a@charter.net
Phone: (802) 626-9321
Contact: Christopher Raymond, Curator

The society's Victorian museum features clothing and furnishings reflecting the lifestyle of the period. Special exhibits show Lyndon's history throughout the years. Its seven restored rooms display quilts, business, military and farm objects. See photos at http://www.shoresmuseum.org/shoresphoto.htm. Visitors by appointment.

Peacham Historical Association

Historical House, 153 Church Street, Peacham, VT
Asbel Goodenough Blacksmith Shop, 101 Church Street, Peacham, VT
Peacham Hollow Schoolhouse, East Peacham (not yet open to the public)
Archives & Reference Library, 643 Bayley-Hazen Road, Peacham, VT
Mailing Address: PO Box 101, Peacham, VT 05862
Website:www.peachamhistorical.org
Email:  branson.johanna@gmail.com
Contact:
Johanna Branson, President

The Peacham Historical Assocation collects, preserves, and makes available materials and sites relating to the history of the Town of Peacham and interprets Peacham's history through lectures, exhibits, publications, and other activities. The Peacham Corner Historic District is listed in the National Historic Register of Historic Places. A permanent exhibit of tools, a telephone exchange, and items from an old country store are displayed in a three-room historical house. An 1820's blacksmith shop has been restored with a working wooden forge. PHA's manuscripts, archival materials and the references library are housed in a former town office.

Hours and Admission:
Historical House: July 4 - first week in October: Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
Blacksmith Shop: open as announced.
Archives: open year-round on Mondays, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Thursdays 2:00 - 4:00 pm or by appointment.

Ryegate Historical Society

Whitelaw Hall, 54 Paper Mill Road, East Ryegate, VT
Mailing Address: 3158 N. Bayley Hazen Rd, East Ryegate, VT 05402
Email: ryegatehistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Phone: (802) 592-3378
Contact: Dover Ford, President

The society’s focus is the preservation of Ryegate’s history through research and meetings and the storage and cataloguing of artifacts, documents, books, and other items of interest. Public programs are held in the summer months. The society maintains Whitelaw Hall in East Ryegate, where part of the collections are stored and displayed.   Other vital archives are held in the Town Clerk’s vault.Visitors by appointment

Saint Johnsbury History & Heritage Center

421 Summer Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Mailing Address: 421 Summer St, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Email: stjohnsburyhhc@gmail.com
Website: www.stjhistory.org
Phone: (802) 424-1090
Contact: Peggy Pearl, Director
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center serves as a gateway to preserve, educate, and celebrate St. Johnsbury's historic legacy. Local historical artifacts that have been in storage for many years are now on exhibit at the Center. The Center's primary focus is to preserve these valuable collections while promoting history education. The Center's vision is to inspire an appreciation of St. Johnsbury's history and traditions and to build a historical foundation and understandings of our collective past for our community's future.

Hours and Admission: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sheffield Historical Society

Municipal Building, 37 Dane Road, Sheffield, VT
Mailing Address: PO Box 75, Sheffield, VT 05866
Email: edrichardson@juno.com
Phone:
(802) 626-9416
Contact: Audrey Richardson, Secretary or Edward Richardson, Treasurer

The society archives are housed at the Municipal Building. The 1847 Town House Museum (75 Berry Hill Rd) is open on special occassion or by appointment through the summer months. Displays include early Sheffield life, Civil War soldiers of Sheffield, maps on the old cemeteries, and the school districts in 1875. Inquiries for private tours or genealogy are welcome.

Stannard Historical Society

Old Methodist Church, 621 Stannard Mountain Road, Stannard, VT
Mailing Address: 92 Old Pasture Road, Greensboro Bend, VT 05842
Phone: (802) 533-2561
Contact: Jan Lewandoski, President

The society has undertaken the restoration of the town's most prominent landmark, the 1888 Stannard Church. Constructed in a pristine, carpenter gothic style, the church is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites and is available for rental. Activities include an old home day on the first Sunday in August. Visitors by appointment

Walden Historical Committee

Walden, VT
Mailing Address: PO Box 54, West Danville, Vt 05873

Research archives available. Visitors by appointment.