In August 2003, the Society launched an Oral History Project and was awarded a grant by the Hills and Hollows Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation for the purchase of recording equipment. Interviews began in January 2004. Several Green Mountain College faculty, students, and Society members are interviewing a wide cross section of Poultney residents to gather a folk history in the oral tradition, a picture of the Town with a real sense of place.
Destination Poultney is the working title of a comprehensive heritage tourism program made possible by a grant from the National Parks Department, as part of the Preserve America project. Partnering with Green Mountain College and the Poultney Downtown Revitalization Committee, the program has produced a new introductory Poultney brochure and revamped the Town’s website, poultneyvt.com.
Volunteers from the Town and College completed a new Historical Walking and Driving Tours, in both brochure and audio format. The tours are available for free download from this site or from iTunes and can be played on any mp3 player or iPod.
They are also available on CD and can be purchased on at the Store on this website, or at The East Poultney General Store and The Original Vermont Store in downtown Poultney. All proceeds go to the Poultney Historical Society, a non-profit all-volunteer organization, and are tax-deductible.