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For those who are unable to visit the historical society or want to explore Vermont history from the comfort of their homes, we have created a series of online exhibits. 

Freedom & Unity: One Ideal, Many StoriesFreedom & Unity: One Ideal, Many Stories

Our signature exhibit explores three themes: Who are Vermonters? What is wise use of the land? How do we foster a democratic society?

Before the Golden DomeBefore the Golden Dome

This exhibition takes a look at the buildings that stood next to and in front of the State House in the period before the dome was gilded, 1859-1907.

Faces of VermontFaces of Vermont

Featuring works from the late 18th to the mid-20th centuries, the exhibit includes oil paintings, silhouettes, early photographs, a marble bust and more.

Harold G. Rugg CollectionHarold G. Rugg Collection

Harold Rugg was a Vermonter, scholar and world traveler. When he died in 1957, he bequeathed his extensive and significant collection of Vermontiana to the Vermont Historical Society.

Signs of the TimesSigns of the Times

Dating from the early 1800s to the 1990s, these signs convey a multitude of messages.

Patterns of HistoryPatterns of History

An online sampling of the vast collection of quilts at the Vermont Historical Society.

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This exhibit includes a sample of the paper advertisements for patent medicines that are in the collections at the Leahy Library.

4th Vermont BandOther VHS Online Collections

The Leahy Library of the Vermont Historical Society is located in the old Spaulding School in Barre and houses a vast collection of photographs, postcards, maps, broadsides, and videos. Some of this collection, which provides a visual record of the state's past, has been made accessable online. Please click a link to visit our online Image Collection and Moving Images Collection.