Public Programs

The Vermont Historical Society offers a range of programming throughout the year at the History Museum, History Center, and other locations around the state. You can find specific program listings on our Calendar.

Summer Genealogy Workshops

Are you curious about learning your family's history but don't know where to begin? Join our virtual Summer Genealogy Workshop Series and learn the basics you need to kickstart your research! Attendees can complete individual workshops or the entire series. Each workshop is 90 minutes on Zoom. Limited online consultations appointments will be offered following each class.
Free for VHS and VT Genealogy Library Members. $10/session or $25/series for non-members. More information about the classes on our calendar.


Community Conversations: 20th Century Development & Progress
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.

Third Thursdays

Bring your lunch to our Third Thursday noontime lectures. In the Fall, talks will be held at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier. Spring talks will be held at UVM in Burlington, in partnership with the Center for Research on Vermont. Details on the talks are available on our Calendar

Saturday Museum Programs

Check our Calendar for any special programs on Saturdays at the Museum in Montpelier.

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 Laura Rooney at, (802) 479-8500.






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