Poultney Vermont Historical Society — 200 Years of Poultney Vermont History

This Week in Poultney History

1849 – Melodeon Factory established in East Poultney

In the spring of 1849, the firm of Ross & West established a Melodeon Factory in East Poultney. Paul M. Ross and Elijah West chose for their new business a brick building formerly used as a blacksmith’s shop. At first they produced only the casework and bellows, having purchased the reed and keyboard actions from Carhart & Needham of New York. They were so successful that soon orders outpaced production.

“The Vermont Movie” screenings begin April 10 in Poultney

The Poultney Historical Society and the Poultney Public Library will sponsor screenings of […]

Poultney VT: Watch our story on DVD!

The new DVD “A Tour of Two Villages: Poultney Village” is now available […]

Vermont’s Slate Industry

The slate industry transformed Poultney in the last half of the 19th […]

East Poultney Day 2015 on Sat. August 8

East Poultney Day, a celebration of Poultney’s rich history, is the premier […]