109 State Street
Pavilion Building (next to the State House), Montpelier, VT
Our museum's core exhibit, "Freedom and Unity: One Ideal, Many Stories," opened in March 2004 and won a national award. The multimedia exhibit, which represents Vermont's history from 1600 to the present, fills 5,000 square feet in the Pavilion Building in Montpelier. Visitors walk through time and experience a full-sized Abenaki wigwam, a re-creation of the Catamount Tavern where Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys gathered, a railroad station complete with a working telegraph and a WWII living room furnished with period music and magazines. View the online introduction to the exhibit.
Educational groups are admitted free, and group tours can be arranged.
The museum shop offers some products from the Historical Society's online store—a wide variety of books, gifts, maps, and games—as well as Vermont Life products.
Walk through time and experience a full-sized Abenaki wigwam, a re-creation of the Catamount Tavern where Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys gathered, a railroad station complete with a working telegraph and a WWII living room furnished with period music and magazines.
The exhibit explores three themes: Who are Vermonters? What is wise use of the land? How do we foster a democratic society?
This is a permanent exhibit presented by the Vermont Historical Society at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier, next to the State House.
Plowing Old Ground: Vermont's Organic Farming Pioneers—special exhibit
Open until August. Viewing is free with purchase of admission to the Vermont History Museum.
Six working farms and their farmers are highlighted including Jack and Anne Lazor of Butterworks Farm in Westfield; Paul Harlow of Harlow Farm, Westminster; Jake and Liz Guest of Killdeer Farm, Norwich; Joey Klein of Littlewood Farm in Plainfield; Bruce Kaufman from Riverside Farm, Hardwick; and Vermont’s first officially certified organic farmer Howard Prussack of High Meadows Farm in Putney. Images and comments by writer and organic farming advocate, Samuel Kamen will also be included.