Programs and Events

Throughout the year, the Poultney Historical Society offers several events celebrating the town’s rich history.

East Poultney Day, August 13, 2022

The historic East Poultney green will be the setting for The Poultney Historical Society’s yearly fundraiser, the 87th Annual East Poultney Day on Saturday, August 13th from 9am to 3pm.This year, with severe weather often the lead story in the news, the focus is on the history of our local weather events with the theme, “Extreme Weather: The Many Faces of Mother Nature in Vermont.” 

“Poultney Remembers”  Series

This series of lectures and music presented in historic buildings around Poultney is intended to raise awareness of the community’s history expressed in its historic structures. Donations raised at these events generally go to the upkeep of the building in which the event is held.

East Poultney Day

The premier event of the year is East Poultney Day, an annual family history festival on the second Saturday in August on the East Poultney Green. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 9 AM to 3 PM. For more details, just click here.

Horace Greeley Writers Conference

The conference, held annually in Poultney is sponsored by the Horace Greeley Foundation. Through speakers and interactive workshops, this event explores the art of writing as presented by publishers, poets, and writers of all types. During the conference, participants will tour places where Greeley lived, worked, debated and voraciously read the books and journals that fed his intellectual curiosity as a young man. For more information visit the Greeley Foundation website.

Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie Screenings

The Poultney Historical Society is pleased to sponsor with the Poultney Public Library, the screening of Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie, a comprehensive look at the colorful and fascinating history of Vermont. The first three films will be shown in the October and November at the Poultney Public Library. For more details, click here.