Groton Vermont Historical Society

Committed to the preservation of Groton history

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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!

Historical Society Meeting (June 6)

Join us on Tuesday, June 6 at 6 PM for our monthly meeting at the Peter Paul House.   We will be planning summer events and more!

New Groton High School Graduation Photos from the 40s!

We received some new Groton High School graduation photos from the late 40s!  Many of these names are well known in our town.

Check them out by clicking the link below!

Groton High School Graduation Photos

First Meeting of the Year! May 2 @ 6 PM

Join us for our first official meeting of 2017!  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd at the Peter Paul House in Groton Village.

We look forward to seeing everyone.

Volunteers Needed to Assist In Editing!

We are looking for volunteers to help us edit Seth Eastman’s Civil War Diary and prepare it for publication.  Volunteers must have Microsoft Word to assist.  Tasks will be assigned in groups of approximately 10 pages each.  Tasks will either be to compare transcribed text to the original document and supply missing information and/or remove extraneous information or to type new sections that have not yet been transcribed.  If you are interested, please email us at



Donut & Sugar On Snow Party on April 1

Join us for fun and festivities at our:

Donut & Sugar On Snow Party
Saturday, April 1
10:30 AM – Noon

Groton Historical Society
(at the Peter Paul House)
1203 Scott Highway
Groton VT

We will fire up the Glenwood cook stove, a deep fryer and an electric frying pan to fry donuts the old fashioned Groton way. Janet Page and Linda Nunn will show us how. Deane Page will make sugar on snow!

Holiday Open House Scheduled for December 10

The Groton Historical Society will be holding an Open House on Saturday, December 10th from 12 PM to 4 PM.  In addition to the opportunity to chat with neighbors and peruse Groton’s historical artifacts, the Open House will offer a variety of unique historical holiday gifts for sale including the newest edition of Mr. Glover’s Groton; hand-bound copies of Seth Eastman’s Civil War journal; copies of the story of Bristol Bill, Groton’s infamous counterfeiter; copies of “Through Our Neighbor’s Eyes” DVD featuring interviews with area residents and a unique 2017 historical calendar featuring pictures from old calendars given away by Groton businesses in the 1930’s and 1940’s.  In addition, there will be slices of pie for sale, baked potatoes with toppings and complimentary heated cider.  Come celebrate the holiday spirit and select some unique gifts for your Groton family and friends or those with ties to Groton!

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Walking Tour Map Available!

If you missed our walking tour of the Groton village center, you can access the map we used to get an idea of the properties we spoke about.  A brief description of each is also included.  The tour, of course, covered more information than is listed here but this will give you a sense of what was covered in the tour.

We hope to offer this tour again and expand further into the village with an additional tour in the future.

Click here for the map!



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