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.
Holiday Hours: Closed December 24, 25, 31, & January 1. The Leahy Library will be closed for the month of January.
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Big events both famous and infamous, gatherings, firsts, lasts – if it happened here, we might just ask you about it in this week’s trivia set on events from Vermont’s past.
Join NHD New England for a workshop about evaluating sources when researching Indigenous People for History Day projects. Educators and students are welcome!
Join the Vermont Historical Society and our League of Local Historical Societies & Museums (LLHSM) for online lunchtime discussions this Winter.
Do you have what it takes to compete against the best and the brightest – or at least the most trivial – and show off your knowledge of Vermont? Questions will range across nearly every topic under the sun, and questions will take some quirky formats from lightning rounds to true/false and more.
Study children's letters and diaries to compare the experience of young Vermonters in the past with your life today. Also available as a virtual class.