The Hartford Historical Society Receives Grant from the Vermont Arts Council
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.
Garipay House Update
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.
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!
Garipay House Update
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.