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 (3/16/20): Unfortunately, due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 outbreak, the Vermont Historical Society is CLOSED to the public until further notice. This includes the Museum in Montpelier and the History Center & Library in Barre. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact (802) 479-8500, email@example.com with any questions.
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The full historic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic is unknown, but we’ll discuss initial attempts at collecting the contemporary history of this event at your institution and in your community.
What’s in a name? Find out the importance of data standards and what exactly “nomenclature” is and how it can help you organize your collections.
Join VHS for virtual Vermont History trivia every Wednesday in April! Fun for all ages.
During the mid to late 1800's the Eddy family of Chittenden, Vermont (Rutland County) became world-renowned as spirit mediums with the alleged ability of generating full-bodied spirit manifestations or "materializations" of the departed.
Women had the right to vote in 1920, but how many actually voted? Learn about how you can help the effort to find and document women voters in Vermont in the 1920 elections