Exhibit: Lively & Local: Historical Societies in Vermont

Lively & Local: Historical Societies in Vermont

Vermont’s story is shared, celebrated, and preserved by the over 190 local historical societies and museums found in all corners of the state. Working hard, often only with volunteers and excellent apple pie recipes, they foster a sense of community that bridges generations, provide a sense of place, and help define Vermont’s unique identity.   

“Lively & Local: Historical Societies in Vermont" explores the work of these essential community organizations through images and stories curated by a select group of participants from around the state. These stories highlight the many different ways local historical societies approach and fulfill their missions.

Visitors can find information on hundreds of local history organizations via an online directory kiosk, and “Build Your Own Historical Society”, choosing objects from participating organizations and the Vermont Historical Society.  

“Lively & Local: Historical Societies in Vermont" is on view through October, 2021.

Support for the exhibit provided by the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation

Participating Organizations

Big Heavy World (Burlington)

Cabot Historical Society

Colchester Historical Society

Dorset Historical Society

Enosburgh Historical Society

Estey Organ Museum (Brattleboro)

Greensboro Historical Society

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home (Manchester)

Lincoln Historical Society

Pownal Historical Society

Shelburne Historical Society

Shrewsbury Historical Society

Waterford Historical Society

Williston Historical Society


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