Groton Vermont Historical Society

Committed to the preservation of Groton history

September 13, 2019 – Native American History in Groton

Join us for an informative discussion about the often overlooked history of Native Americans in Groton and the surrounding region on Tuesday, September 13 from 6-7PM .

Long before the first white settlers arrived, Native Americans had inhabited this area for many many years. Find out about what we know of the tribes in our region, what they did and how they survived.

August 13, 2019 – Seyon Pond and Noyes Lodge

Join us on Tuesday August 13th from 6-7 PM and learn more about one of Groton’s great hidden gems Seyon Pond and Noyes Lodge! We’ll discuss the history of what is the only State Park that has an Inn and that is open year round! Learn about what was once there and how it has developed and changed through the years!

Seyon Lodge State Park

July 9, 2019 – Groton Main Street History

Come join us on Tuesday July 9, 2019 from 6-7 PM to explore the history of Groton’s Main Street. Program will include a walking tour if weather permits! Find out what used to be on Main Street and hear personal recollections from older residents who remember Main Street in its heyday as well as the history relayed to them!

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!

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