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.

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New 2022 Calendar now for sale!

The all new “Poultney Remembers” 2022 calendar is now for sale on the Poultney Historical Society website! Click here to take a peak at the calendar and make your order today.

“More Than Books” Presentation on 9/12

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 […]

Poultney Remembers: The Urge to Share

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.