Our mission

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 Vermont Historical Society is…

Since the Vermont Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Our Federal EIN number is 03-0179602.

Vision statement

Through its rich collections, dynamic programming, effective outreach and resolute leadership, the Vermont Historical Society preserves the past, informs the present and promotes Vermont's shared legacy for future generations.


Strategic plan

View our 2019-2024 Strategic Plan

Statement of values


The Vermont Historical Society provides the highest level of care for the historical treasures it holds in the public trust, while providing sound management of its human resources and financial assets.


The Vermont Historical Society facilitates genuine links to the past through well-documented collections, accurate interpretation and reliable scholarship.


The Vermont Historical Society shepherds its resources in innovative ways to optimize the effectiveness of programs and the efficiency of operations.


The Vermont Historical Society embraces its partnerships with other cultural heritage organizations, educational institutions and the State of Vermont.


The Vermont Historical Society serves the broadest possible constituency through outreach, collections, research and programs that reflect Vermont's diversity.


The Vermont Historical Society invites the involvement of members and individuals as active participants in our exhibits and programs, and as contributors of objects and memories that help weave the stories of the state's past.

Website privacy policy

The Vermont Historical Society protects the privacy of visitors to its website. You do not need to register to view or use materials, search the site or print files. We do not collect personal information about you unless you chose to give us personal information. If you give us personal information (such as your name or email address), we will only use the information to:

  • Respond to your question or request for information.
  • To invite you to register for our e−newsletter(s).
  • To invite you to sign up for our mailing list.
  • To contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

Anytime you would like to be removed from our database, please email your request to

Your email address or other information will never be shared with third parties.

Information collected automatically through the website: The website collects some anonymous information when you visit pages. We do not collect information that can identify you personally. For example, we can know how many people visit the site, how long they stay on the site, if they use search engines like Google or Yahoo to find the site, and which pages are viewed most often. However, we do not collect information to identify the individuals who visit the site. We use the information we collect to measure our site and to help us make our site better.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or this website, please contact:

Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator
Vermont Historical Society
60 Washington Street, Suite 1
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 479-8519