The Vermont Historical Society engages both Vermonters and "Vermonters at heart" in the exploration of our state's rich heritage. Our purpose is to reach a broad audience through our outstanding collections, statewide outreach, and dynamic programming. We believe that an understanding of the past changes lives and builds better communities.
The annual VHS Book List is always a wonderful selection of titles for lovers of Vermont history. Perfect for gift giving or winter reading by the fire.
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The outlandish, untold story of the Irish American revolutionaries who tried to free Ireland by invading Canada
It's cold outside! Come inside and participate in traditional indoor activities that took place during the long Vermont winters.
Celebrate the winter season with a reading from a Vermont history children’s story. During the reading, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and treats.
Exploring Burlington’s sudsy history from early newspaper clippings to modern-day tastemakers
Learn about the history of skiing, sledding and other favorite outdoor winter activities enjoyed by Vermonters and tourists.
Of the millions of women stolen from Africa and sold into slavery in colonial America, only two are remembered as poets. One of these, Lucy Terry Prince, was celebrated by her white and black contemporaries as the “sable mother” of the American Republic. Her poetry challenges us to re-think how we tell the story of American literature and to re-think how we tell the story of Vermont.