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Vermont History Explorer

Please note: exhibitor registration will close on April 1, 2014. If you would like to exhibit at Expo, you must be in touch with either Amanda Gustin or Laura Brill by that date.

exhibi torsAt every Vermont History Expo, we welcome dozens of local historical societies, heritage organizations, and museums to share history exhibits.

In 2014, exhibitors will share history on the topic of "Artists and Artisans: Vermont's Creative Heritage" as well as their own local historical topics.

If you represent a heritage organization and would to participate in Expo by reserving a booth for an exhibit, read more information below or contact Amanda Gustin at (802) 828-2180 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Exhibit Workshops

Thinking about an exhibit for the 2014 season? Whether you are planning an exhibit for Vermont History Expo, your historical society building, or to travel to schools or other venues, the Vermont Historical Society would like to invite you to attend a workshop that will provide some useful information for creating a successful exhibit.

These five workshops across the state will offer guidance from Curator Jackie Calder, Public Programs Coordinator Amanda Gustin, and Community Outreach Coordinator and Conservator Laura Brill, as well as provide time for organizations to work on their own exhibit planning.

All workshops will take place from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and are free of charge thanks to a grant from the Patrick Foundation. Most will be followed by a reception for Cultural Heritage Professionals in the evening.

Friday, April 11 -- Middlebury, venue to be determined
Monday, April 14 -- Vermont History Center, Barre
Friday, April 18 -- Woodstock Historical Society, Woodstock
Monday, April 28 -- Old Stone House Museum, Brownington

If you would like to register or have any questions please contact Laura Brill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (802) 479-8522.

Exhibitor Forms: Exhibit Information, Table and Chair Reservation

If your organization has registered at Vermont History Expo 2014, and would like to share information about the exhibit you are planning or reserve tables and chairs, the forms are provided here.

As we plan and market Expo, the more we know about the exhibits that will be on the grounds that weekend, the more we can connect with potential audiences and plan our own work to support you. If you know what you'll be bringing, what topic you'll be sharing, or anything about what you're planning, we'd greatly appreciate if you could fill out this Exhibit Information Form and let us know.

Exhibit Information Form: download as a PDF, or fill out online.

(Please note: this form is only for established exhibitors who have already registered to come to Vermont History Expo. We are no longer accepting new registrations.)

We also provide the opportunity for exhibitors to rent tables and chairs through us for that weekend. You are also welcome to bring your own tables and chairs, but if you'd like to save the worry and the carrying, we're happy to arrange them for you.

Tables and Chairs Rental Agreement: download as a PDF, or fill out online.

Exhibitor Guidelines

Registered exhibitors at Vermont History Expo:

  • will be provided with an exhibit space of either 8'x8' or 8'x10'
  • agree to produce a history exhibit within that space that reflects either the theme of Vermont History Expo ("Artists and Artisans: Vermont's Creative Heritage") or a Vermont history topic of their own choosing
  • agree that the exhibit will be of high quality and visually effective
  • agree to set up and then staff that exhibit during Vermont History Expo.

Vermont Historical Society staff are happy to discuss exhibit options at any time. Please contact Laura Brill, Community Outreach Coordinator, at (802) 479-8522 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for advice.

Exhibitor Registration

If you are interested in exhibiting at Vermont History Expo 2014 and have never done so before as an organization, please contact either:

Amanda Gustin, Public Programs Coordinator, at (802) 828-2180 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Laura Brill, Community Outreach Coordinator, at (802) 479-8522 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We ask that you have a conversation with a VHS staff member before sending in a registration form.

Please be aware that the fees for exhibiting at Vermont History Expo are $50 for VHS institutional members and $100 for non-institutional members. If you are not a member, your $100 fee will cover the cost of a membership, and we will contact you with membership materials. To learn more about VHS membership, visit our membership page.

Update 4/2/2014: At this time, registrations for Vermont History Expo 2014 are closed. We are no longer accepting new registrations. Please contact Amanda Gustin with any questions at (802) 828-2180 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Exhibitor Deadlines

October 15, 2013: Registration forms mailed to potential exhibitors.

November 22, 2013: Registration due back to VHS.

March 3, 2014: Confirmation mailed to exhibitors with tables and chairs rental form, exhibit information form, and press kit information.

April 2, 2014: Tables and chairs rental form due and exhibit information due to VHS. After this date, we cannot add any more exhibitors, nor can we refund fees for any exhibitors who may decide not to participate.

May 12, 2014: Final details mailed to participants, including schedules, directions, set-up information, final instructions, and exhibitors' complimentary tickets.

June 20, 2014: Exhibitors set up at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds.

June 21 - 22, 2014: Vermont History Expo!