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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 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 so successful that soon orders outpaced production.

Get Your 2024 Poultney Remembers Calendar Today!

The all new “Poultney Remembers” 2024 calendar is now for sale on the Poultney Historical Society website! Click here to make your order today. You can also pick up a calendar at the Original Vermont Store and Hermit Hill Books.

Lecture: Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film

The Poultney Historical Society will host a lecture titled “Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film” on Saturday, September 23 at noon at the Poultney Public Library. Vermont has been a featured location in Hollywood movies for nearly a century. It has represented many different ideals during that time, and its portrayal reflects […]

Join Us for 87th East Poultney Day – “Lakes, Mountains and Summer”

The Poultney Historical Society is planning a special 87th East Poultney Day for Saturday, August 12 from 9-3pm. This year’s theme is “Lakes, Mountains, and Summer” and focuses on beautiful Lake St. Catherine. The day’s events include performances by Vermont singer/songwriter Breanna Elaine and the always-popular Hermit Hollow String Band. The Lake Saint Catherine Association […]

New 2023 Calendar now for sale!

The all new “Poultney Remembers” 2023 calendar is now for sale on the Poultney Historical Society website! Click here to take a peak at the calendar and make your order today.