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1940 – GMC Gets Electric Clock With Chimes For Late Professor

GMC Gets new electric clock with chimesMay, 1940, The Poultney Herald: Green Mountain College began an installation of its electric clock in front of Ames along with chimes to accompany every 15 minutes and a "Big Ben note" on the hour. The clock was installed as a memorial gift to the late professor Charles Billings, who had taught for almost 50 years between his time at Troy Conference Academy and Green Mountain College. The memorial was funded by donations from alumni of both Troy Conference Academy and Green Mountain College; graduation dates of those alumni ranged from the years 1876 - 1939. See original news clipping.  

East Poultney Day 2017 – reserve space now

This annual family fair celebrates Poultney’s rich history on the beautiful East Poultney green. Vendors and demonstrators of traditional crafts and antiques are invited to reserve space now…

“Poultney Remembers” Lecture Series was a Success MapleFest Weekend!

The Poultney Historical Society received a great turnout at The Meeting House for Poultney’s Maplefest celebration on Saturday, March 25th. At 1:00pm, Green Mountain College students presented…

“Poultney Remembers” Lecture Series continues on Sunday, March 12th at 2pm

“A Proper and Reputable Occupation: Young Vermont Women and Teaching in the 19th Century” will look at rural teaching in the years after the Civil War…

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…