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: The Leahy Library is now open for research by appointment only.
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Current Hours: Wednesday- Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
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Do you have a family heirloom quilt? A beloved wedding dress? Some favorite clothes from when your kids were younger? Learn how to properly pack them away and address some basic preservation concerns with VHS Collections Manager Teresa Greene.
Explore the Abenaki wigwam and learn about Abenaki traditions past and present. Also available as a virtual class.
Family china. Beloved platters. Porcelain figurines. We all have them in our homes and in our family history – and we all know how fragile they can be. Join VHS Collections Manager Teresa Greene to learn how to carefully pack these delicate objects away for transport or storage, and what you can do to fix a piece that’s been broken.
This monthly series featuring Vermont scholars will cover new research and ideas about the Green Mountain State. October 15, 2020: Governor Phil Hoff and the Election of 1962 with Tony Lopez.
Most people have at least one much-loved piece of wooden furniture in their home, whether a family heirloom or fond purchase. Keeping wooden pieces in good condition, especially when they’re in regular use, can be tricky. Join VHS Executive Director Steve Perkins for an in-depth look at the handling, cleaning, and some repair work on your favorite woodworking pieces.