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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.

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.

“The Things Our Fathers Saw”

Slideshow at the Annual Meeting of the Poultney Historical Society September 25 at the East Poultney Schoolhouse / Join the Poultney Historical Society at our Annual Meeting in the East Poultney Schoolhouse on Sunday, September 25th at 2:00 pm to celebrate an afternoon of history!  The event will feature the presentation “The Things Our Fathers Saw” by local educator and historian Matthew Rozell.  The program is free and open […]

Smiles, Songs, Stories, and Good Food Were in Plentiful Supply This Year at the 2022 East Poultney Day

Neither Rain, Nor Snow, Nor Heat Can Halt East Poultney Day

Wild weather, like the Blizzard of 1888, is nothing new in Poultney. The theme for this year’s East Poultney Day is Extreme Weather. Join Us For the 87th Annual East Poultney Day on Saturday, August 13 The historic East Poultney green will be the setting for The Poultney Historical Society’s yearly fundraiser, the 87th Annual East […]