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.
UPDATE: The Leahy Library is now open for research by appointment only.
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The Museum is now open. Please review our COVID-19 guidelines before visiting.
Current Hours: Wednesday- Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Visitor guidelines and requirements are made in conjunction with mandates and recommendations from the State of Vermont and are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.
Your support, in any form or amount, is integral to helping advance our mission.
Do you have a family heirloom quilt? A beloved wedding dress? Some favorite clothes from when your kids were younger? Learn how to properly pack them away and address some basic preservation concerns with VHS Collections Manager Teresa Greene and Executive Director Steve Perkins.
Visit the museum's tourist cabin and learn about leisure activities in the early 1900s. Also available as a virtual class.
Do you have a family silver set? Pewter keepsakes? Brass candlesticks or lamps? Learn how to properly handle them, pack them away, and address basic preservation concerns with VHS Collections Manager Teresa Greene and Executive Director Steve Perkins.
This monthly series featuring Vermont scholars will cover new research and ideas about the Green Mountain State. March 18, 2020: Third Thursday: Third Thursday: The Graphic Reach of Emma Willard. With Susan Schulten.
What does it take to be seen online? How can small organizations manage their virtual “personality”? We’ll talk about guidelines, tools, and tricks, with a focus on SEO, websites, and social media.
Do you have family scrapbooks? Shoeboxes full of old love letters? Piles of family snapshots? Learn how to properly handle them, pack them away, and address basic preservation concerns with VHS Librarian Paul Carnahan and Executive Director Steve Perkins.