Vermont History Center & Leahy Library

Vermont History Center & Leahy Library

Vermont History Center & Leahy Library
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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  • Teammilitello
    Des Moines, Iowa697 contributions
    What a gem
    A fun, free thing to do in Waterbury. Our teenage kids loved the architecture of the building. There is an old Indian canoe, great old photos , artwork, & stories. A friendly worker greeted us & gave us more history of the building. An awesome granite statue so in front of the building.
    Traveled with family
    Written August 10, 2021
  • Scott F
    Barre, Vermont38 contributions
    The building is worth it
    There is a small town feel about the exhibits, which is charming. The old school building is worth seeing just for itself. While we enjoyed the exhibits the high point was the casual history we learned from the volunteers, all had attended the school. Great time at a low price.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 11, 2017
  • NeedSomeSunNow
    282 contributions
    Genealogy Library
    Made my first visit to this facility to recently to do genealogy research- located on the second floor. I was able to find resources that were not available online or elsewhere- but the painstaking cataloging of information and most impressive librarian staff I have worked with at a genealogy library set it above other places. While I did not make additional discoveries I was able to deepen my references for those I am researching. My planned 2 hour visit quickly grew to nearly 4 hours with plenty to come back for. The fee of $7.00 seemed reasonable given the proficiency of the staff and the organization of materials they have. Their current policy allowed for me to photograph materials which helped me to research at a much quicker pace than requesting copies for a fee from staff.
    Traveled solo
    Written June 6, 2017
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Stacey C
3 contributions
Aug 2019
It was very informative. It had information about the area and there was an interesting display with all of the musical artists in the area.
Written October 19, 2019
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Fastboat11
San Francisco, CA8 contributions
Oct 2018 • Business
Researching my family history to write a book. All the people at the Vermont Historical Society were simply awesome!
Written November 12, 2018
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Robin D
44 contributions
Feb 2018
Old Spaulding High School given a new lease on life as Vermont History Museum and Library. A great use for Vermont ongoing displays of history, plus a research Library on everything Vermont. Presently on display is the History of Central Vermont Granite Industry and the people who created it, a must-see for history buffs.
Written March 3, 2018
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FJDriver
Exeter, NH985 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
Stopped in for an afternoon, and we were the first people to see the new exhibit showcasing the Barre Granite industry. Learned a great deal, and the display was tremendous. Highly recommend it.
Written January 16, 2018
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Freedomdave
Freedom, NH16 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
Very interesting exhibit on communal life in the 70's in Vermont was also combined with a historical exhibit on the granite business that was key to the towns exhistance
Written December 31, 2017
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349Charles25
Alexandria, VA984 contributions
Feb 2017 • Business
This is a local culture spot full of unexpected treasurers. There are a few well made 'Barbie' type doll, a hand made tin violin,genealogy materials, items found depicting ancient times. Very low key, but worth a short visit.
Written February 19, 2017
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Tim L
Vermont16 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
Built in 1892, this Romanesque style brick building served as a high school until 1965 and as a junior high school until 1988. There are three small exhibit galleries here and a fantastic reference library on the second floor.
This facility is an adjunct to the larger museum, located near the state capital building seven miles north in Montpelier.
One admission price covers both locations; $7 for adults, $5 for children and seniors. Group rates and tours are available.
Written February 15, 2017
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