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This Week in Poultney History

1918 – Global Outbreak of Spanish Influenza and Pneumonia Affect Poultney

october-18-1918October 18, 1918, The Poultney Journal - One hundred years ago, the Spanish Flu was widespread throughout the world, and the town of Poultney was no exception. To read an original article in the local paper covering the outbreak in Poultney at the time, click here.

“More Than Books” Presentation on 9/12

William Hosley, a museum scholar, preservationist, and photographer, will speak on Sunday, September 12 at 2 PM at the East Poultney Schoolhouse. He will examine almost 200 years of library history, with a particular focus on New England and its many municipal and research libraries. “More than Books: Reflections on Libraries, Community and Historic Preservation” is a Vermont […]

Poultney Remembers: The Urge to Share

While social critics complain about the contemporary urge to share every bit of our lives on social media, a simple scan of Poultney’s newspapers from the 1800s reveals this urge has been around for quite a while.

East Poultney Day 2021 – Innovation & Recovery!

Calling all East Poultney Day Vendors! The Poultney Historical Society is planning its 85th annual East Poultney Day celebration for Saturday, August 14th, 2021 from 9am to 3pm.

Poultney Remembers: What To Poultney is the Fourth of July?

As we celebrate and remember this Fourth of July, let us put aside our differences to honor our shared goals as a nation, “the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice.”