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 (1800-1870) 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 successful and soon orders outpaced production.

East Poultney Day 2014 on Sat. August 9

This year’s East Poultney Day will be on Saturday, August 9, 2014 […]

Museums Open for 2014 Season- June 29

Take a trip into Vermont history with the opening of the 3 Historical […]

“Poultney Village” DVD at The Store and elsewhere

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

Poultney Walking and Driving Tours

The Society has won two awards for its historical Audio Walking and […]