About the Hartland Historical Society

In 1916 a local group of historians met in the newly built Damon Hall and drafted a Constitution. “The association shall be called the Hartland Historical Society and shall consist of active and contributing members. The object of this society shall be to discover, collect, preserve and create an interest in, whatever relates to the history of Hartland, Vermont”.

We are working to maintain that mission with our museum building at 14 Rt12 in Hartland. Our hours are Mondays from 1 to 4 and Fridays from 9 to 11. We have artifacts that have been generously given or loaned to us over all these years. They consist of items, pictures, letters, diaries and more from local families, town and church records and those of other organizations. We have items of interest from other areas: the stove from the first library, the movie projectors used for public films in the early 1900's uniforms, war posters and other artifacts from Hartlanders who served our country in different wars. Of special interest is our library of cemetery records, genealogies, and school records. Now, thanks to the internet, we are answering requests from an ever broadening audience and learning more to add to our library, as well.

The first dues were 25 cents. We charge a bit more now but still consider membership to be a bargain. For $5 per person or $10 per family per year, you can become a member. Members receive “hot off the press” newsletters three times a year and the satisfaction of helping to support our programs. We are growing all the time and are proud to have members from many parts of the country. Hope you will find the membership form and join us!!!

Museum

The Hartland Historical Society Museum is located on Rt. 12, just west of the intersection with Rt. 5. It is the second building west of Damon Hall.

The public is invited to visit the Society's museum to learn more about the history of Hartland. See our home page for hours.

Current exhibits include:

  • The original switchboard from the Hartland Telephone Company
  • Movie projectors from Damon Hall
  • Some of the inventors and inventions associated with Hartland
  • War Posters
  • Hartland Fair Memorabilia

Contact Us

To contact the Hartland Historical Society, you can:

  • Email us.
  • Mail us a letter at PO Box 297 14 Rt. 12, Hartland, VT 05048
  • Visit us at the Historical Soceity Museum at the hours listed.
  • Call Carol Mowry at 802-436-1703.
 

Officers

President
Sandra S. Palmer

Past President
Carol Mowry

Vice President
Clyde Jenne

Secretary
Robert Bibby

Treasurer
Les Motschman

Directors
(Term expires)

Stephen Dow (2015)
Rosemary Morancy (2015)
Gary Staples (2015)
Paula Staples (2015)
Edith Hoose (2016)
Diane Bibby (2016)
Julie Hazen (2016)
Anne Adams (2017)
Judy Howland (2017)
Suzanne Northagle (2017)

Honorary Member
Gary Trachier

Webmaster
Brad Hadley

Asst. Webmaster
Bev Lasure