This Week in Poultney History

1940 – GMC Installs Electric Clock With Chimes For Late Professor

GMC Gets new electric clock with chimesMay, 1940, The Poultney Herald: Green Mountain College began installing an electric clock in front of its Ames building along with chimes and a "Big Ben note" on the hour. Click here to learn more about the story behind the clock.  

Golden Cane Award – Nominate a Poultney Senior!

The Poultney Historical Society is pleased to announce that it will begin again its “Golden Cane Award” that will honor the oldest person living in Poultney currently. They will need your help in nominating our community’s special seniors. “We are excited to revive this tradition in tribute to the members of our senior community,” said Krista Rupe, […]

Vendors Wanted: East Poultney Day – August 10th

The Poultney Historical Society is planning its 89th Annual East Poultney Day celebration for Saturday, August 10th, 2024 from 9am to 3pm. This year’s theme will be “Made in Poultney” … This will include melodeons, toy pianos, Manhattan shirts, women’s dresses, equipment for creameries, slate working tools, stoves, steamboats for the lake, and African carts. […]

Join Us for “Endangered Alphabets” Lecture with Tim Brookes

The Poultney Historical Society is excited to host a lecture by Tim Brookes entitled “Endangered Alphabets, Cultural Erosion, and the Future of the Written Word” on Saturday, April 13 at 1pm at the Poultney Public Library. What does the age of digital convergence, Facebook, and globalization mean for the future of the written word? Tim Brookes offers remarkable and thought-provoking perspective on […]

Get Your 2024 Poultney Remembers Calendar Today!

The all new “Poultney Remembers” 2024 calendar is now for sale on the Poultney Historical Society website! Click here to make your order today. You can also pick up a calendar at the Original Vermont Store and Hermit Hill Books.