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1940 – Barn Fire in Poultney Reveals Issue in Firefighter Service

Fire in Poultney June 27, 1940June 27th, 1940, The Poultney Herald: A barn fire was discovered in Poultney by neighbors of the property. Although damage was limited and no one was hurt, the fire bell that was to be used to get the firefighters' attention was not used on account of constantly being in bad condition. This fire brought the matter to the town's attention and it was later decided to buy a new fire whistle.See original news clipping.

Announcing this year’s East Poultney Day Theme and Keynote Speaker!

The Poultney Historical Society is excited to announce the new theme for this year’s East Poultney Day celebration, “M

“Poultney Remembers” Lecture Series was a Success MapleFest Weekend!

The Poultney Historical Society received a great turnout at The Meeting House for Poultney’s Maplefest celebration on Saturday, March 25th. At 1:00pm, Green Mountain College students presented…

“Poultney Remembers” Lecture Series continues on Sunday, March 12th at 2pm

“A Proper and Reputable Occupation: Young Vermont Women and Teaching in the 19th Century” will look at rural teaching in the years after the Civil War…

Slate Sentinel project complete with installation of two stones

Poultney has completed a project that recognizes the importance of Vermont slate to the generations of families who have…