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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.

Want to be a vendor or demonstrator at East Poultney Day?

Attention local vendors and demonstrators: East Poultney Day, a celebration of Poultney’s […]

“Poultney Remembers” Lecture Series begins this Sunday, January 8

The Poultney Historical Society will host the first lecture in this year’s Poultney Remembers series on Sunday January 8, 2017 at 2pm in the Poultney High School Library. Krista Rupe, Executive Director…

Ruth W. Czar, past PHS president, passed away at 93

Ruth Woodman Czar, past President of the Poultney Historical Society, passed away last week on Friday, October 14, 2016. She was 93 years old. Ruth served many…

Slate Sentinel project complete with installation of two stones

Poultney has completed a project that recognizes the importance of Vermont slate to the generations of families who have…