Public Programs

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The Vermont Historical Society is committed to sharing Vermont's story through programming, exhibits, and other public history initiatives both in-person and online. You can find specific program listings on our Calendar. The following are some current initiatives and ways you can explore more of Vermont's story.

Third Thursday
Our noontime lecture series features speakers from a diverse cross-section of Vermont scholarship. Offered virtually or in-person, details on the talks are available on our Calendar

Vermont History Trivia
The Vermont History Trivia kit is available to historical societies, museums, libraries, and other cultural or nonprofit institutions to use for a fun, lighthearted program that can appeal to a range of audiences. The kit is available in multiple formats: all-digital, questions only or questions & prizes, with a range of pricing. More information available here, or contact Amanda Gustin at, (802) 479-4264. Visit our Calendar for a schedule of our online Vermont Trivia nights! 

Featuring Our Collections
VHS is currently producing a series of videos featuring items from our museum and archival collections. You can find the videos on our Youtube Channel.

Online Exhibits
Explore more of Vermont's history online. Current online exhibits include:
When Women Lead: Governor Madeleine Kunin of Vermont
Innovation in Vermont


Past Programs

Summer Genealogy Workshops (2020)
Virtual Summer Genealogy Workshop Series. Free for VHS and VT Genealogy Library Members. $10/session or $25/series for non-members. Recordings now available. Contact Amanda Gustin, for information. 

Community Conversations: 20th Century Development & Progress (2019)
The Vermont Historical Society & Vermont Department of Libraries hosted programs in 2019 centered around the themes of VHS’s book Repeopling Vermont: The Paradox of Development in the Twentieth Century. Click here for details.


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