About the 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 2020: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dummerston Historical Society Schoolhouse is currently closed to the public and our usual meetings and events are cancelled until further notice. We continue to welcome and encourage anecdotal stories, photographs, poetry, artwork or just thoughts about your “life during the Covid-19 pandemic.” We plan to compile these recollections as a record of our experiences during this unusual time. These contributions should be emailed to dummerstonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com or mailed to the

Dummerston Historical Society, P.O. Box 8064, North Brattleboro, VT 05304. Stay well.

VISIT US THIS SUMMER, 2019:  We're now open from 2-4 pm on Sundays, all summer! This is your 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.  This is a great opportunity for children, parents, and grandparents to visit the Historical Society in Dummerston Center.  The Schoolhouse will be open Sunday afternoons 2-4 pm throughout the summer months.

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 on the third Thursday 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 dummerstonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com and a board member will respond to you as soon as possible.




President: Muriel Taylor

Chuck Fish

Ruth Hoffman

Sallie May

Jody Normandeau

Sara Ryan

Gail Sorenson

Cindy Wilcox


Dummerston Historical Society

P.O. Box 8064

North Brattleboro, VT



1509 Middle Road

Dummerston, VT



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