April 12, “From Straw to Gold,” Presented by Susan Cain. The story of the growing, processing and use of flax in New England. 7 p.m. at the Greater Hartford United Church of Christ in Hartford Village. Free and open to the general public. Handicapped accessible.Read More
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 Quechee Gorge Visitors Center The Garipay House, 1461 Maple Street, Hartford Village. Alternatively, order a book by mail by sending a check for $23.50 (which includes postage anywhere in […]Read More
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
On February 21, the Vermont Arts Council presented the Hartford Historical Society with a grant of $3,380 to complete a recent electrical project at the Garipay House. The presentation took place at the Vermont State House in Montpelier.
The grant paid half the cost of bringing all wiring up to code throughout the house and adding light fixtures on the second floor. This work completes the structural renovation of the house, which was built in 1915 and donated to the society by Dr. Loretta Garipay in 1994. The society has completed extensive repairs to the house including new roofing, paint, and windows.
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!
Our headquarters, the Garipay House in Hartford Village, is undergoing renovations and a lot of great changes are taking place. We will be open Wed-Fri, 9am-1pm until further notice. 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!
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.