Located in the beautiful historic Spaulding school building at 60 Washington Street in Barre. Galleries are generally open Monday–Friday and the Second Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 4:00 pm, admission is by donation.

Current Exhibits:

relief posterOpen Through October 25: The War of Ideas: Propaganda Posters from the VHS Collection

Showcasing items from the Vermont Historical Society collections spanning the Civil War to World War II, visitors can examine how posters have been an important part of the wartime effort, for everything from recruitment to support on the homefront. In a pre-digital world, inspiring artwork and pithy phrases were a key way the United States government could boost patriotism and gain material support. Viewing these posters alongside each other allows you to see similarities and differences as that messaging evolved over a century.

Icons, Oddities, and Wonders: Stories from the Vermont Historical Society’s Collections

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Showcasing artifacts that represent the best, the worst, the weirdest, and sometimes the most wonderful stories of Vermont history. 


 Current exhibits at the Vermont History Museum, Montpelier.

Hours & Admission

Vermont History Center Remembrance Courtyard 

Become a permanent part of the Vermont Historical Society with an engraved brick or paver in the Remembrance Courtyard.  Click here for more information and to place your order!