There are many ways to support Vermont Historical Society and give your company visibility before an audience that tends to be highly educated, well-informed and deeply interested in Vermont.
Corporate membership gives you and your employees more access to the Society's many ways of opening the doors to Vermont and its history. To join the Society, go to Become a Member/Donor and join at the Household level or higher.
Children's education program sponsorships
Please also see our children's programs.
Help engage hundreds of Vermont teens in history, critical thinking and a new awareness of the impact that every person can make on the course of history. In History Day, students in grades 6-12 choose a topic with the year's theme. With research done in libraries, museums, historical societies, and with interviews and site visits to explore their topic, students prepare their entries—papers, exhibits, documentaries, websites or performances. The entries are then judged by local historians, educators, and other professionals at the state competition. Through their work, students gain a deeper understanding of how people, cultures, and events affect the course of history. Vermont History Day is affiliated with Vermont History Day. Sponsorship is $2,500 and co-sponsorship is $1,000, and sponsors are highlighted on VHS calendars, the Vermont History Day website pages and materials, and with corporate banners and recognition at the event.
Help give children hands-on experience with the past! Families love these workshops with educational activities. Sponsorship (logo and listing) is $300, or $150 to sponsor a single program (listing) is $150.
Publications & website sponsorships
Six or more times a year, the Vermont Historical Society enewsletter is sent to members and non-members. Enewsletters announce upcoming events and other VHS and history news. Enewsletter sponsors are shown with logos, $150 for one issue, or $275 for two issues.
A publication sent to approximately 2,300 members of Vermont Historical Society. The newsletter combines organizational news and articles on interesting aspects of Vermont history. Past newsletters are on the VHS web site in PDF format, available to the public. A newsletter sponsorship listing with logo is $350 for one issue, or $550 for two issues.
Advertising space is available in this twice yearly journal, which highlights important aspects of Vermont history. It is sent to approximately 2,400 VHS members, including many libraries and other organizations which keep the journal in their collections for years to come. Journals can also be purchased by the public. Please contact us for ad specs and deadlines. Inside back cover ad is $250 for one issue or $425 for two issues. A full-page ad is $150 for one issue, or $255 for two issues. A half-page ad is $100 for one issue, or $170 for two issues.
As a website sponsor, you will reach an audience that includes historians, genealogists, teachers, homeschool educators, members of Vermont's 196 local historical societies, students, tourists, researchers and customers of our online bookstore.
Each year, our websites total over 166,000 visits, with thousands of people finding historic maps, photos, videos, audio files, documents, items in our online library catalog, online exhibits, and other information related to Vermont history.
Your website sponsorship will be recognized for one year:
- $5,000—logo on home page
- $2,500—name on home page
- $1,500—logo on landing page (e.g., women's history, Explorer)
We hope you will help us bring information about our state and local history to thousands of people each year!
(Sponsor listings are not exclusive.)
Honor Dr. King’s legacy with programs presenting various aspects of Vermont’s civil rights history. Each year, VHS develops programs that are presented in one or more locations. Sponsorship (logo and listing) is $500; co-sponsorship (listing) is $250. Sponsors and co-sponsors are listed on VHS calendars, handbills and posters which are distributed throughout the region and acknowledged at the events.
This popular winter series at the State House is free, open to the public, and quite popular! The Society presents one of the programs each year, with dance, music or other entertainment showcasing Vermont’s heritage. Sponsorship is $500; co-sponsorship is $250. Both sponsors and co-sponsors are listed on VHS mailers and calendars and posters which are distributed throughout the region and acknowledged at the events.
Vermont women's history program
Our March program on Vermont women's history highlights one aspect of women's roles in shaping our state and local history. Sponsorships of this popular program are $500, and sponsors will have their logo on the materials and at the event. Co-sponsorships are $250, and co-sponsors will be highlighted with listings.
The annual meeting of the Vermont Historical Society is open to both Society members and non-members, offering brief highlights of the past year and an educational conference on Vermont history. Annual meeting sponsorships cost $500 and are highlighted on the program invitations sent to approximately 2,500 people.
Vermont has 197 local historical societies, many of them staffed by dedicated volunteers. The annual fall conference/meeting helps museums and local society staff and volunteers learn from their peers as well as from professionals in the field. Workshops cover topics such as digitizing collections, care of artifacts, and creating exhibits, and the conference typically attracts 100-180 participants. The conference sponsorships are $500, acknowledged with logos on meeting materials, VHS calendars, and brochures sent to hundreds of people throughout the state. Co-sponsorships are $250 and are acknowledged with listings.
VHS Barre Heritage Festival parade entertainment
Each year, Vermont Historical Society participates in the Barre Heritage Festival Parade for the Barre community, providing historical entertainment. Sponsor the July parade entertainment for $500 and have your corporate banner in the parade!
Year-round program sponsor
Be a year-round sponsor of bringing Vermont’s heritage throughout the state! Have your company highlighted at every VHS program during the year! Your sponsorship will be acknowledged on VHS calendars, handbills and posters which are distributed throughout the region and at the events. Although the overall value is $3,150, this sponsorship cost is $2,100. Sponsorship includes the following:
- Martin Luther King Sponsor
- Farmers’ Night Sponsor
- League Meeting Sponsor
- Annual Meeting
Vermont History Expo
Fun and learning for all ages! For thousands of Vermont History Expo visitors every other year, Vermont's past comes alive through music, dance, heritage animals and exhibits from 150 local historical societies, museums and other heritage organizations at "History's Country Fair." In 2014, sponsorships ranged from $500 to $10,000.
On behalf of the thousands of people whose lives are changed each year through a connection with Vermont’s heritage, we thank you for your consideration. For more information on any sponsor opportunity, please contact Kristin Dodge, 802-479-8525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.