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This Week in Poultney History

1917 – World War I Draft in Poultney

WW1-Draft-Parade-in-Poultney-1917June 5th, 1917, The Poultney Journal: All Poultney men from the ages of 21-30 signed up for the Army as the United States had declared war on Germany two months before. A total of 275 men signed up, and that night, citizens of Poultney filled the streets. There was a town-wide parade that lasted to 1:30am for the future soldiers. See original news clipping and picture.

East Poultney Day 2020 is cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic and its affects on large gatherings and activities, the Poultney Historical Society will be cancelling its in-person East Poultney Day event, which was planned to take place on Saturday, August 8th, 2020. We are very sorry to our vendors, patrons, and visitors to this event.  If you were going to be a […]

Poultney Historical Society will miss Gladys Seamans

With a heavy heart, Poultney Historical Society mourns the loss of Gladys A. Seamans, lifetime resident of East Poultney and a long-time member of the Historical Society who passed away this past weekend.

East Poultney Day 2020 Speaker Announced

We are very excited to announce our keynote speaker, Carrie Brown will be presenting…

Purchase the new “Poultney Remembers” 2020 Calendar today!

The calendar is made up of pictures from the Poultney Historical Society Collections and features photographs of…