The Vermont Historical Society engages both Vermonters and "Vermonters at heart" in the exploration of our state's rich heritage. Our purpose is to reach a broad audience through our outstanding collections, statewide outreach, and dynamic programming. We believe that an understanding of the past changes lives and builds better communities.
Please note the Leahy Library will be closed the month of January 2023, and will reopen to the public on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.
Your support, in any form or amount, is integral to helping advance our mission.
Use maps to consider how Vermont's history was influenced by geography.
Our popular trivia program is back! Over the course of four rounds in January, join us to test your knowledge about the history of Vermont. Championship round!
Students can receive help with their VT History Day projects, research Vermont history topics at the library, or consult with History Day experts.
Jane Williamson has been researching and documenting the lives of Black Vermonters for more than a decade. Many of these Vermonters were highly successful and integrated into their communities as church members, parents of schoolchildren, farmers, and homeowners. Their stories have often been overlooked, and Williamson brings to bear a variety of research methods and questions to highlight their contributions to Vermont history.
Join the Vermont Historical Society and our League of Local Historical Societies & Museums (LLHSM) for online lunchtime discussions this Winter.