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The Williamstown Historical Society

Main Street
P.O. Box 338 - Route 14
Williamstown, Vermont 05679


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The Williamstown Historical Society is the only organization devoted to preserving the history of the entire Williamstown community.

We have a museum, of many pictures and artifacts pertaining to Williamstown's past, which is open primarily by appointment, May through October, by calling Becky Watson at 433-5451. 

We rely on your support to continue our activities, which include:

  • Cataloging and archival preservation of items historically significant to Williamstown
  • Exhibitions
  • Public programs on historical topics
  • Assistance to researchers
  • Consultation to teachers, town groups and other historical societies

Support Your Historical Society

Newly Revised History Book Available

History Book Cover

The newly revised 2012 edition of the Williamstown History book Williamstown, My Own is now available
at locations around town.

This is a full update of the Historical Society's 1991 edition of the book with new content including many new illustrations including maps, photographs and drawings.  

Copies of the new book are available at
Town Hall, The Ainsworth Library and several retail locations.

We also have reprints for sale of the 1877 F.W.Beers Atlas of Williamstown, size 11"x14", for $10 each, shipping included.

Become a member!  

Annual Membership categories include

Individual: $10
    Couple:  $15
     Family:   $25
      Patron:  $50
              Benefactor: $100 or more

Your dues entitle you to participate in the direction of the historical society's future.  Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, May through October. Download the membership form (PDF) here.

2014 Program Schedule

(NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, programs start at 7:30pm after a pot luck supper/business meeting at 6pm.)  Download a printable copy (PDF)

May 6 - The Art of Snowshoe Making with Marie Boutin
10:30am Showing of Sen. Bill Doyle's DVD – come and reminisce at The Gardens!

June 3 - Civil War History with Philip Whitman of The Sullivan Museun at Norwich University. This is a 6:30 Dessert Potluck with program at 7pm at The Gardens

June 17 - Lunch fundraiser for the Historical Society at The Sullivan Museun at Norwich University. Noon tour of the museum followed by lunch. By Donation

June 21-22 - Vermont History Expo at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. The theme is Artists and Artisans.

July 12 (Saturday) - Open House as part of the Williamstown Yard Sale Day. Members can set up in front of the museum.

July 27 (Sunday) - Ice cream social at the museum. Featuring a display of classic and antique cars.

August  9 - Historic Home Tour  - 1-3pm destinations TBA Watch for additional details.

September 9 - "The History of Williamstown's Water Systems" wit Irene Walbridge - Potluck dinner & meeting at 6:00pm - presentation at 7:30pm

October 14 - Annual Meeting & Northeast Fiddlers Concert - Potluck dinner at 6pm; meeting at 6:45pm; and presentation at 7:30pm.

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