August 12, Abenaki and Indigenous Peoples Honoring Day

Saturday, August 12, 2017   11 a.m.-5 p.m.

LYMAN POINT PARK (historic site of an Abenaki Canoe Village from the 1760’s beside the Hartford Town Hall in White River Junction)

Wild Meat Barbecue, Corn on the Cob and Pot Luck: Noon-1:30 pm

Donna and John Moody, Masters of Ceremony, will share their teachings about the History of the Abenaki People

Bryan Blanchette & Friends will teach about Abenaki Songs

David Fairbanks Ford of the Main Street Museum with his display of Historic Abenaki Baskets and other related items

FREE & Open to the Public – Children Welcomed – Handicap Accessible

Please Bring Food to Share with Everyone

Sponsored by: The Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Hartford Historical Society, Winter Center for Indigenous Traditions, Hartford Parks & Rec. & Vermont Fish & Wildlife

Questions? Contact Martha Knapp (802) 295-2713 or email

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August 19, Ice Cream Social and Lawn Games at the Hartford Historical Society and the Hartford Library

(1461 and 1587 Maple Street in Hartford Village)
Saturday, August 19 from 1:00-4:00 pm

Come and enjoy a wonderful intergenerational event with your entire family!
There will be a wide variety of games set up for all ages and abilities to
encourage everyone to participate and have fun. Ice cream and beverages will
be provided. Members of the Hartford Historical Society will be available to
lead tours of the museum. Parking is limited at the Historical Society. Families
who are able to walk the short distance to the Historical Society are encouraged
to park at the Hartford Library.

Recent Events Featuring Our Booth




JUNE 18-19, VERMONT HISTORY EXPO at the Tunbridge Fairground

Past Events from the Hartford Historical Society

June 14, 2017, Vermont Historical Folk Songs. With Dick McCormack.

APR 12, 2017, “From Straw to Gold,” Presented by Susan Cain.

DEC 10, 2016, “An Old Fashioned Hartford Village Christmas”

NOV 5, 2016, “Growing Up in Wilder,” Presented by Roy Black.

SEP 14, 2016, “Arming America,” Presented by Carrie Brown, Ph.D.

JUNE 8, 2016, “History of West Hartford,” Presented by Cameron Clifford

APRIL 13, 2016, “Remembering Ralph Lehmann,” Presented by John Clerkin

DEC 12, 2015, “An Old Fashioned Christmas” in partnership with the Library, the Greater Hartford United Church of Christ and the House of Seven Gables.

NOV 11, 2015, “A History of the JERICHO DISTRICT” Presented by Leo Zacharski

SEPT 20, 2015, Special Open House, “Removing the Rugs from the Barn Loom”

SEPT 9, 2015, “The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart”Presented by Adam Boyce   Vermont Humanities Council

AUGUST, “ABENAKI and Indigenous Peoples Honoring Day” (Historically an Abenaki trading center and river port beside Hartford Town Hall in White River Junction)

JUNE, “Looking Back at the Civil War From the Comfort of Our Times” by Ralph Epiphany

April 8, A Round Table discussion on “Growing Up in Hartford Village in the 50’s & 60’s”

March 21, “Way Down East”  A 1920 silent classic film starring Lillian Gish


Some of our most recent archival finds as well as recently acquired treasures.

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For More information, please call the Hartford Historical Society at 802-296-3132 or the Hartford Library at 802-296-2568

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