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    “LOUIS SHELDON NEWTON: ARCHITECT EXTRAORDINAIRE OF VERMONT” Presented by Martha Knapp Sunday, July 10, 2-4 p.m. Recent Events THE HISTORY OF WEST HARTFORD, By Cameron Clifford REMEMBERING RALPH LEHMAN, By John Clerkin HARTFORD LIBRARY: Christmas Stories: Make & Take Old Fashioned Christmas decorations, Wassail and other refreshments. HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES: Tours of the historic […]

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    In 2011, we celebrated the town’s 250th birthday with parades, parties, lectures and more. And we captured it all in pictures. Books are available for $19.95 at these locations: The Town Clerk’s Office in the Hartford Municipal Building Gateway Motors on Sykes Mountain Avenue in WRJ The Uncommon Home at 42 N. Main St. in […]

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    Explore Hartford’s History

    The town of Hartford has a rich history, and the Historical Society helps connect you with that through photos, books, and reenactments. Explore the wealth of historical resources.

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    Explore Hartford’s History

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Events

“LOUIS SHELDON NEWTON: ARCHITECT EXTRAORDINAIRE OF VERMONT” Presented by Martha Knapp Sunday, July 10, 2-4 p.m. Recent Events THE HISTORY OF WEST HARTFORD, By Cameron Clifford REMEMBERING RALPH LEHMAN, By John Clerkin HARTFORD LIBRARY: Christmas Stories: Make & Take Old Fashioned Christmas decorations, Wassail and other refreshments. HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES: Tours of the historic […]

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Hartford_cover_FINAL

Buy Our Book

In 2011, we celebrated the town’s 250th birthday with parades, parties, lectures and more. And we captured it all in pictures. Books are available for $19.95 at these locations: The Town Clerk’s Office in the Hartford Municipal Building Gateway Motors on Sykes Mountain Avenue in WRJ The Uncommon Home at 42 N. Main St. in […]

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Newberrys 5 & 10 19580_1273339556925_1333004549_30835309_5023592_n

Explore Hartford’s History

The town of Hartford has a rich history, and the Historical Society helps connect you with that through photos, books, and reenactments. Explore the wealth of historical resources.

Read More

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Latest Award Winning Book…

History of  White River Paper Company

40 pages / 20 photos  Softcover $10

The story of a 133 year old company, the 4th oldest corporation in Vermont, owned and operated for 4 generations of the Nichols/Lyford family. A Compilation of articles, interviews and research tell the story of how this local White River Junction company survived the Great Depression and how it seized opportunities to keep up with change.image

Gov. Jim Douglas presented the 2015 Merit Award to Tammy Ladd and Martha Knapp at the Oct meeting of the Vermont Historical Society at the Annual Meeting of the League of Local Historical Societies & Museums held in Burlington.

      The Hartford Historical Society Wins 2013 Award

The Hartford Historical Society is pleased to announce that it has received the ‘Institutional Advancement Award of Merit’ from the Vermont Historical Society at the Annual Meeting of the League of Local Historical Societies & Museums in Barre on November 1, 2013, in recognition of our book, ‘The Year in Photos 2011: Hartford Celebrates 250 Years’, and of improvements to our website www.hartfordhistory.org. We are honored to receive this award. The HHS has been working hard to improve the society and upgrade the Garipay House so that the citizens of Hartford can be even more proud of their historic town!

Members of the Hartford Historical Society: Carole Haehnel, Tammy Ladd, Susanne Abetti, Martha Knapp and Pat Stark

Members of the Hartford Historical Society: Carole Haehnel, Tammy Ladd, Susanne Abetti, Martha Knapp and Pat Stark

Garipay House Update

Our headquarters, the Garipay House in Hartford Village, is undergoing renovations and a lot of great changes are taking place.  We are usually open Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm, please call 802-296-3132 before coming or to make an appointment.  Feel free to drop by and take a look!  Copies of our latest book, “History of White River Paper Company” and “The Year in Photos 2011: Hartford, Vermont Celebrates 250 Years” may also be purchased here. We look forward to your visit!

Classroom Visits

Our own Martha Knapp has prepared presentations for children of all ages and can either come to your school or the schoolchildren can come and visit the Garipay House and learn about our rich local history.  Public schools, private schools and home schoolers are all invited to contact Martha at (802) 296-3132.