Local History Gallery: Lively & Local 2021

Lively & Local: Historical Societies in Vermont
April 6, 2021-July 31, 2021
Vermont History Museum, Montpelier, VT

Vermont’s story is shared, celebrated, and preserved by the over 190 local historical societies (LHS) and museums found in all corners of the state. Working hard, often armed only with volunteers and excellent apple pie recipes, they foster a sense of community that bridges generations, provide a sense of place, and help define Vermont’s unique identity.  

The exhibit will feature photographs, stories, and associated information on a wide variety of local historical societies and museums in Vermont. It aims to showcase the diverse approaches to local history found in Vermont, how LHS are important community organizations, and how history (and those who preserve and share it) are not “static or stodgy”.

LHS Participation

LHS can participate in the exhibit by sharing their story via photograph(s) and text. Approximately 17-18 will be selected for installation on the gallery walls. Additional LHS may be featured on free-standing exhibit walls and/or via digital stories. Selection for the wall spaces will be based on both the quality & subject of the photograph(s) submitted by the LHS, as well as creating an overall group that showcases a geographical and programmatic diversity of organizations. Every effort will be made to welcome any LHS that wants to participate in the exhibit to do so.


Deadline for submissions: February 5, 2021

The form can be completed & submitted digitally at: https://form.jotform.com/203355315719152 , or via email using the attached form. Questions and forms should be submitted to Eileen Corcoran, Community Outreach Manager, eileen.corcoran@vermonthistory.org 

Please note requirements for submitted images: Photographs must be digital. To ensure good reproduction, final files should be at 300dpi, preferably at least 5mb (approx. minimal pixel size of 5400x3600)

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