Events Calendar

December 6th Closure

The Vermont Historical Society Museum in Montpelier and the Vermont History Center in Barre will be closed for a staff retreat on Tuesday, December 6th. We'll reopen on Wednesday, December 7th.

Winter Speaker Series -- Denise Gigante

This talk will discuss the role of Henry Stevens, Jr. (son of the elder Henry Stevens who founded the Vermont Historical Society) in the American antiquarianism that raged in the transatlantic book world in the 1840s. That role included the purchase of a small but sensational collection of association copies from George Washington’s library at Mount Vernon, which highlighted differences between British and American collecting habits and perspectives.

History for Homeschoolers - Vermont People

Learn about the lives of ordinary Vermonters over time.

Christmas closure

The Vermont History Museum in Montpelier and the Vermont History Center in Barre will be closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday on Saturday, December 24th and will reopen on Tuesday, December 27th.

New Years Closure

The Vermont History Museum in Montpelier and the Vermont History Center in Barre will be closed in observance of New Years holiday on Saturday, December 30th. We'll reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2023.

Winter Trivia Round 1

Our popular trivia program is back! Over the course of four rounds in January, join us to test your knowledge about the history of Vermont. Round 1: Geography.

January 10th closure

The Vermont Historical Society Museum in Montpelier and the Vermont History Center in Barre will be closed for a staff retreat on Tuesday, January 10th. We'll reopen on Wednesday, December 11th.

History for Homeschoolers - Vermont Weather

Play a winter game and learn how weather has affected Vermonters in the past. 

History for Homeschoolers - Vermont Geography

Use maps to consider how Vermont's history was influenced by geography.

Winter Speaker Series -- Jane Williamson

Jane Williamson has been researching and documenting the lives of Black Vermonters for more than a decade. Many of these Vermonters were highly successful and integrated into their communities as church members, parents of schoolchildren, farmers, and homeowners. Their stories have often been overlooked, and Williamson brings to bear a variety of research methods and questions to highlight their contributions to Vermont history.

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