Whether you're casually interested in Vermont history, keen to experience bygone eras, or passionate about telling stories about Vermont's past, the Vermont Historical Society has programs for you! Please watch this site as we add updates constantly!
- Our hours, holidays and special hours are listed on the Hours & Directions page.
- Current exhibits are listed on the Vermont History Museum page and Vermont Heritage Galleries page.
Saturday, June 11 - Vermont Day (s) around the state include the Vermont History Museum
Enjoy a free sample of Vermont's excellent fishing, state parks, and historic culture.
FREE admission to the Vermont History Museum.
Saturday, June 11 only.
Vermont Days is an annual weekend in June celebrating the arrival of summer that includes free admission to the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier. You can also bring the family to your choice of Vermont state parks (day use), fish at any Fish & Wildlife fishing access (no license required for the day), and enjoy FREE entry at State Historic Sites! More info about Vermont Days here.
June 18 & 19 - Vermont History Expo
Vermont History Expo is down-home fun whether you are 8 or 88! Join us at the Tunbridge World's Fairgrounds for this amazing history-filled extravaganza. This year we explore H20: The Power of Water in Vermont History. Watch our site as we update details for a big splash!
June 24 to 26 - Vermont Quilt Festival
Friday, Saturday, Sunday June 24 – 26, 2016
Champlain Valley Exposition
105 Pearl Street, Essex Junction
Vermont Historical Society will be sharing 30 quilts at the quilt festival, some of these exquisite works of art from our collection were featured in the book Plain and Fancy described below.
Not only is 2016 the Vermont Quilt Festival's 40th year, it also marks the 25th anniversary of the 1991 publication of Plain and Fancy: Vermont's People and Their Quilts. In honor of the occasion, Plain and Fancy authors Donna Bister and Richard Cleveland have organized anexhibit of quilts from the book. Altogether, more than 60 quilts from the hands of three centuries of Vermont quiltmakers will be represented. More here.