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Since 1838, the Vermont Historical Society (VHS) has preserved the history that makes Vermont a special place to live, work, and visit. The VHS is the only organization in Vermont that collects artifacts, books, and documents that reflect the entire history of the state, including every geographical area and chronological period. Members are partners in VHS’s mission to engage a broad range of people in Vermont history through groundbreaking exhibitions, stimulating programs, and educational initiatives that bring history to life.

Membership helps Vermont Historical Society care for its priceless collection, present engaging public programs and innovative exhibitions, and serve more than 5,000 Vermont students, teachers, and young people each year. Become a Member today - it is only through your support that we can preserve the past, inform the present and promote Vermont's shared legacy for future generations.

Member Benefits

Membership Levels

Individual  $60
 Admits member named on card and one guest pass
Household  $100
Admits two members named on card and their children or grandchildren under 18 and two guest passes
Associate  $150
 Household privileges, reciprocal privileges at over 900 Museums through North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) program, and four guest passes
Sustaining  $250
Associate privileges, six guest passes, and one household membership to gift
Principal $500
Sustaining privileges, twelve guest passes, and two household memberships
to gift
Institutional  $50
Historical societies, museums, libraries, heritage or other organizations


Senior Citizens (65+), Military (active or retired), and Members of local Vermont historical societies receive a 20% discount on the membership level! (Individual and Household levels only).

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For questions about our membership program or to renew or join by phone, please call Diane Campbell at (802) 479-8503. You can also fill out a form and mail your membership dues to:

Vermont Historical Society
Development Office
60 Washington Street
Barre, VT 05641 

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Freedom & Unity Circle Memberships

  • $25,000 — Abby Maria Hemenway
  • $15,000 — Justin Smith Morrill
  • $10,000 — Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • $5,000 — Daniel Pierce Thompson
  • $2,500—  Clarina Howard Nichols
  • $1,000 — Henry Stevens, Sr.