179th VHS Annual Meeting is Sept. 9
Join us for the 179th Annual Meeting of the Historical Society on Saturday, September 9 at the Vermot History Museum in Montpelier. The Business Meeting will be followed by a keynote presentation by art historian Paul Worman on the important Montpelier artist Thomas Waterman Wood. More details here.
Special Raffle for VHS Members!
VHS Members who visit with VHS at one of our upcoming trivia events, or fair & festival appearances can fill out a raffle ticket to be entered to win great prizes! We'll be collecting tickets all summer- the more events you attend, the more times you are entered to win. Grand prize is a one-night stay at the Kingsley Grist Mill B&B in Clarendon, VT. Thank you to all our members for your support.
Visit VHS in Burlington & Barre July 29
Visit the VHS booth at the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival in Burlington on July 27-30. Test your knowledge of Vermont trivia, learn more about the Historical Society, and meet staff members at this four-day celebration. You can also visit the History Center in Barre on Saturday, July 29 as part of the Barre Heritage Festival. We'll have historic games, a book sale, and have the exhibits & library open. Click here for details on hours.
Hathaway Award Applications Due July 15
The Richard O. Hathaway Award is presented annually to an individual, group or organization recognized as making an outstanding contribution to the field of Vermont history. Projects may include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibits, works of art, documentary films, radio programs, websites, and dramatic works. Applications for the 2017 award are due July 15. Get application and award details here.
Students Head to National History Day!
Forty-four students from Vermont are in College Park, MD for the National History Day Contest from June 11-15. The students, grade 6 through 12, come from schools all over Vermont and earned the right to compete on the national stage with their superior entries at Vermont History Day, held April 8 in Montpelier. Good luck to all the students and have a great trip!