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.
July 29 & 30 • Celebrate the Barre Heritage Festival!
The last weekend in July is a spectacular, city-wide extravaganza featuring arts, culture, music, historic exhibits, and community. Join us!
Vermont History Center
60 Washington Street
Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Free admission to Vermont Heritage Gallery exhibits about Barre: The Granite Center of the World and Vermont in the Civil War.
Saturday, July 30
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
•Identify your relatives and friends: Watch vintage film footage and help us name the people and places on film clips!
•Kids: Play Clara's Games on the front lawn and get your free balloon!
•Find Your Heritage: Build your family tree with the experts! Leahy Library staff will be available at the Vermont History Center in the old Spaulding school to help you with genealogical research.
Call (802) 479-8500 for more information. More here for updates.
September 10 • VHS Annual Meeting & 1970s Symposium
The 1970s were a period of tumultuous change for the state of Vermont. Join us as we share some of the results from our two-year project focused on this decade. Featuring keynote speaker Edward Berkowitz. VHS Business Meeting & election of trustees in the morning. More information here.
September 24 • Exhibit Opening: “Freaks, Radicals, and Hippies: Counterculture in 1970s Vermont”
Join us to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit, the result of several years of research into the countercultural activities of the 1970s.. More information here.