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 […]
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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.
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.”
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Edward Allan Lewis, a 7th-generation Vermonter and longtime Poultney Historical Society board trustee.
The authors of the 1875 history of Poultney “regret to publish” that the some of the founders’ “prevailing influence in the western part of the town, for nearly half a century after the first settlement, was infidel in its character.” This article explores what they meant by that.
Poultney history has been blessed with several strong newspapers. As NYVT Media introduces itself to a 2021 audience, we look back at how other publishers first said hello.
With vaccinated individuals allowed to remove their masks and stop social distancing, we might have to re-learn some of our social habits. Luckily, a 1928 article in the Poultney Journal has us covered.
With the groundbreaking for Slate Quarry Park taking place earlier this week, we were reminded of some other important groundbreakings in our town’s history.
We all understand how divided the parties have become in this country, but here in Poultney, that divide goes back to some of our earliest settlers.