This Week in Poultney History

1927 – Huge Flood in Vermont

November 2-4, 1927, The Poultney Journal: Ninety years ago, a rain storm pummeled Vermont for the first week of November. One recording put the rate of precipitation at 7 inches of rain within 6 hours. To read the original article, click here!  

The Spanish Flu of 1918

As Vermont continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19, it is perhaps worth remembering the last time such an immense challenge presented itself to the residents of Poultney.

Watch “Of Wheelmen, The New Woman, and Good Roads” lecture!

If you missed our annual meeting Sunday 9/20, you can now watch the full lecture for free!

Annual Meeting this Saturday, September 20th!

The Poultney Historical Society will team up with Slate Valley Trails to host a free lecture and slideshow entitled “Of Wheelmen, The New Woman, and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont, 1880-1920” on Sunday, September 20th at 2pm on the lawn in front of the East Poultney Schoolhouse.

East Poultney Day 2020 Webinar – Recording

Tune in live as esteemed historian Carrie Brown presents an illustrated talk entitled, “Rosie’s Mom: Forgotten Women of the First World War.” She will uncover the human story behind historic events and explore the interplay between technology and culture.