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Free Walking & Driving Audio Tours now available!

Simply select the tour, click the tracks you would like to download, and allow your browser to download the files. Then listen, and enjoy learning about the history of Poultney! Main Street Walking Tour Poultney Driving Tour East Poultney Walking Tour

Saving Vermont’s oldest Jewish cemetery

A recent article in the Bennington Banner reports on a 10th generation Vermonter and Orthodox Jew who is discovering the history of Jewish settlers and communities in Vermont as he works to restore and preserve the Poultney Hebrew Cemetery in East Poultney.

Annual Meeting this Saturday, September 20th!

The Poultney Historical Society will team up with Slate Valley Trails to host a free lecture and slideshow entitled “Of Wheelmen, The New Woman, and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont, 1880-1920” on Sunday, September 20th at 2pm on the lawn in front of the East Poultney Schoolhouse.

East Poultney Day 2020 Webinar – Recording

Tune in live as esteemed historian Carrie Brown presents an illustrated talk entitled, “Rosie’s Mom: Forgotten Women of the First World War.” She will uncover the human story behind historic events and explore the interplay between technology and culture.

East Poultney Day Webinar this Saturday, August 8th at 11 AM!

In celebration of our annual East Poultney Day, this year the Poultney Historical Society will host a free online lecture to honor the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote.Esteemed historian Carrie Brown will present an illustrated talk on August 8th at 11am entitled, “Rosie’s Mom: Forgotten Women of the First World War.” She will uncover the human […]

East Poultney Day 2020 is cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on large gatherings and activities, the Poultney Historical Society will be cancelling its in-person East Poultney Day event, which was planned to take place on Saturday, August 8th, 2020. We are very sorry to our vendors, patrons, and visitors to this event.  If you were going to be a […]