Dummerston Historical Society
OUR BEGINNINGS AND OUR WORK TODAY: The Dummerston Historical Society was founded in 1976 by Harrison Evans, Thomas Johnson, and Richard Virkstis, three Dummerston residents committed to preserving the stories, artifacts, photographs, maps and other items of historical significance to the town. Today, the DHS continues to preserve, document, and educate on the history of Dummerston, Vermont. The Society is based in the former Center Schoolhouse in Dummerston Center, once a one-room schoolhouse that has been restored and added onto to create a meeting place and exhibition and archival space for the Society.
CURRENT STATUS 2024
We are open! Come to our Schoolhouse in Dummerston Center and view a major exhibit entitled, “Old Tools and Industries of Dummerston.” Featured will be a large assortment of tools from the old days and many photographs of mills, dams, quarries, railroads, and farms from the same era. Also on display will be our collection of Dr. Grace Burnett material, including photographs and her medical library. Opening on January 14th , this exhibit will be open through March on the following dates: February 4th and 18th, and March 3rd and 17th from 1 – 3 PM. Extended hours and dates TBA. If you need to arrange a special time for a visit, please contact us through this website. In person quarterly meetings are planned for January, April, July and October. Other exhibits and programs are in the planning stage and will be announced on this website and in the media as they are determined. The Dummerston Historical Society welcomes all visitors; one does not need to be a member to attend programs. Programs are free of charge and the building is accessible.
When open the Schoolhouse offers an opportunity to explore genealogies, review photographs of past exhibits, search scrapbooks and discover the many artifacts in the Society’s collection. Albums featuring Slab Hollow, Dummerston Center, West Dummerston Village, Houses of Dummerston, Artists of Dummerston, Authors of Dummerston, and many others will be available for viewing and discussion.
The Society is handicapped accessible and free of charge. For more info, call 254-9311 or 257-9358.
MEETINGS & PROJECTS: The DHS holds four meetings a year – one annual meeting in January and three others quarterly, held in the third week of April, July, and October. The Society also plans one to four public events per year, which include photography and art exhibitions, educational programs, and open houses. A project documenting current history called “Making History” and efforts to record oral histories are ongoing.
VOLUNTEERING: The DHS is a nonprofit that relies entirely on the volunteer work and generosity of its members, and new volunteers are always welcome. Your interests and time available will be appreciated.
DONATIONS: Tax-deductible donations are always gratefully accepted. If you wish to donate, please contact us via email.
CONTACT: For information on upcoming events, donating, becoming a member, or accessing the society’s archives, please refer to the information on this website, and for further questions email email@example.com and a board member will respond to you as soon as possible.
President: Muriel Taylor
Chuck Fish • Ruth Hoffman
Jody Normandeau • John Pickney
Sara Ryan • Gail Sorenson
Dummerston Historical Society
P.O. Box 8064
1521 Middle Road