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.
Your support, in any form or amount, is integral to helping advance our mission.
The Vermont Historical Society will celebrate local history with an exhibit in the Card Room at the State House on Wednesday, April 5, 2023.
Vermont History Day is an exciting education program that encourages students to develop research and critical thinking skills through project based learning and the study of history.
Learn how stories of the past are saved and shared.
In 1810, James Wilson, a farmer from Bradford, made something extraordinary: the first American-made globes for sale in history. With little formal schooling and no real scientific background, he had made an object of astonishing detail and incredible beauty. His globes made their way into classrooms and homes across America for the next fifty years, a less expensive alternative to imported English globes and an education phenomenon.
For Barre's Italian-American community, food is about family, meals made with love, and ingredients crafted with tradition. Come together with us and fellow history lovers to enjoy local food, learn about the stories behind the dishes, and support the work of the Vermont Historical Society