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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.

Sat. August 8 – East Poultney Day features Howard Coffin and The Civil War

The 80th annual East Poultney Day on Saturday, August 8th from 9am […]

Museums Open through September 27

Take a trip into Vermont history at the three Historical Society museums from […]

Poultney VT: Watch our story on DVD!

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

Vermont’s Slate Industry

Vermont’s slate industry transformed Poultney in the last half of the 19th […]