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.
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
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.
Check out our Fall 2020 Newsletter and learn what has been happening at the Poultney Historical Society this year!