Groton Vermont Historical Society

Committed to the preservation of Groton history

Banjo Dan Concert Scheduled for September 1

The Groton Historical Society, in conjunction with the Groton Recreation Committee and the Groton Free Public Library, will host a railroad-themed concert by Banjo Dan and Will Lindner of the renowned Sky Blue Boys on Saturday, September 1, 2018.  The concert will start at approximately 5:30 PM at Veterans Park in Groton Village.  The concert is free to the public but donations are appreciated.  Attendees should bring chairs or blankets to the concert venue.  In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the Groton Community Building.  In addition to the main festivities, a youth corn-husking contest, hosted by the Groton Fire Department Explorers Post, will be held starting at 3:30 PM at Veterans Park.  The winner will be awarded a cash prize.   Food including barbecued chicken prepared by the Groton Volunteer Fire Department as well as corn on the cob, kettle corn, desserts and beverages will be available starting at 5 PM.  Other surprises are also planned.  In addition, books and calendars published by the Groton Historical Society will be available for sale including the soon-to-be-published Mr. Glover’s Childhood.

Meeting – June 5, 2018 @ 6 PM

Join the Groton Historical Society for their next meeting at 6 PM on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Peter Paul House.  The Peter Paul House is located at 1203 Scott Highway in Groton Village!

1st GHS Meeting of the Year – Tuesday, May 1st at 6 PM!

Please join the Groton Historical Society for its first meeting of 2018 to be held on Tuesday, May 1st at 6 PM at the Peter Paul House.  The Peter Paul House is located at 1203 Scott Highway in Groton Village.

Topics to be discussed include:
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Secretary report
  • Key Access to building for Dick Montague
  • 2018 Concert/Event discussion
  • Possible presentation by Railroad expert?
  • 2018 Road Rally discussion
  • Publication of Mr. Glover’s Childhood book
  • Brian Aust/Nature Center at Groton State Forest
  • GHS Table at Groton Home Show
  • Suggested metal detector locations for Greg Eckert
  • House maintenance issues
Meetings usually end at 7 PM.  We would love to see you there!

April 7 – Kettle Corn and Caramel Making (and Tasting!)

Join us at the Peter Paul House as we say goodbye to winter in the kitchen, with Phil Coutu’s Maple kettle corn and Janet Puffer’s Homemade caramels.

Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, April 12
10 AM -12 PM
Peter Paul House
1203 Scott Highway
Groton, VT

Organ Show and Singalong on December 2

Our new friend Marion will be at the Peter Paul House to play for us on the beautiful restored pump organ. We will also have calendars, books and DVD’s for sale!

Saturday,  December 2
11 AM – 3PM

Peter Paul House
1203 Scott Highway
Groton, VT

Join us!

Watch A Video of Marian Playing the Organ at the Peter Paul House!

A special guest visited the Groton Historical Society who will also be playing for us at our Organ Show and Singalong Event on December 2.

Marian played from an old old music book on the organ at the Peter Paul House and told us how well the organ had been restored.  It was such a marvelous surprise!

Click below to view the video!


Organ Music

Historical Society Meeting on Tuesday, September 5

Join us at our next meeting Tuesday, Sept 5th at 6 pm.

We’ll be discussing:

  • Road Rally History Hunt (scheduled for Sat Sept 23rd at 9:30am)
  • Historical Society Calendar that will be for sale.
  • Fall Foliage Day Oct 7th. (need volunteers to help at our annual open house)

We’ll have cake too!

Road Rally History Hunt & Concert Planned for September 23rd!

The Groton Historical Society and the Groton Recreation Committee are pleased to invite Groton residents as well as residents of other towns with an interest in the history of Groton, Vermont to join them for a fun-filled Road Rally History Hunt on Saturday, September 23, 2017 starting at 9:30 AM at the Groton Community Building.

What is a Road Rally History Hunt?
Teams will compete to find specific locations of historical or geographical significance to the town. Clues will be provided for the specific locations along with a map listing an array of sites throughout the town. Families and participants of all ages are encouraged to participate! The winning team will not only have identified and visited the appropriate locations based on the clues provided but will also need to determine the shortest route to the various spots. Odometer readings will be captured at the beginning of the event as well as at the end of the event to determine the winner.


Whether or not you choose to participate in the Rally, everyone is invited to join us at Veterans Park in Groton after the Rally starting at 12:00 PM for a musical performance by the Strawberry Farm Band, a chicken barbecue hosted by the Groton Fire Department, as well as pie, snacks, drinks, treats and surprises! For more information, please email the Groton Historical Society at, call them at (802) 243-0199, or visit them online at

Click here for the official flyer!


Historical Society Meeting on August 1st!

Join us for our next Historical Society Meeting on Tuesday, August 1 at 6:00 PM.  Lots happening including the publication of our latest book The Civil War:  As Recollected By An Ordinary Soldier by Seth Eastman and our planned Road Rally History Hunt in September!  Hope to see you there!

Historical Society Meeting (July 11)

Due to the July 4th holiday our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 11 at 6 PM at the Peter Paul House.

Among the topics to be discussed include our upcoming Road Rally/Scavenger Hunt, the publication of Seth Eastman’s Civil war diary as well as the premier viewing of a recent 1930’s quilt donation which features the names of the various Groton women who made it.

Please join us!

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