This Week in Poultney History

1926 – Poultney Man Dies in Slate Quarry

May 14, 1926, The Poultney Journal: Nicholas Stefano, an Italian immigrant and Poultney resident, was killed when 150 tons of rock fell and covered him as well as a Fair Haven man. The man from Fair Haven survived with serious injuries but Nicholas was confirmed dead upon finding his body beneath the rubble. Slate work was very dangerous and this was not a unique event. Many people were seriously injured or killed in Vermont's bustling Slate industry. See original news clipping.

Breaking New Ground in Poultney

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.

Our Partisan Divide is Nothing New

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.

It’s time for East Poultney Day, Vendors!

Calling all East Poultney Day Vendors! The Poultney Historical Society is planning its 85th annual East Poultney Day celebration for Saturday, August 14th, 2021 from 9am to 3pm.

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