The Vermont History Expo


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We’re excited to be sponsoring the Vermont History Expo!

The Vermont History Expo is down-home fun whether you are 8 or 88! The Tunbridge World’s Fairgrounds will come alive as a celebration of Vermont’s history with fun for the entire family. On Father’s Day weekend, June 18 and 19 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Vermont Historical Society will make a huge splash with the theme H2O: The Power of Water in Vermont History. Storytellers, artists, musicians, history organizations, authors, crafters, animals, and genealogists complete this history-filled extravaganza! This year, we look forward to the addition of Let’s Go Fishing activities from the Vermont Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.

For over a decade, the Vermont Historical Society has organized the Vermont History Expo, a weekend festival showcasing and engaging thousands of Vermonters with their state’s history. This event is unique in the United States and has been established as an exciting biannual event.

history expoWHEN and WHERE:

June 18 & 19 at the Tunbridge World’s Fair in Tunbridge, Vermont

Admission: $10 adults; $5 children; ages 5 and under are free; $20 family day pass. Half price for visitors in period dress, so have some fun with it!

history expoMusic and entertainment

Expo attendees will find music and entertainment at two different stages. There will be dancing and delight as Ed Larkin Contra Dancers and other favorites return to liven Expo with tunes from the past.

Crafters and artisans

From timber framing to hooking rugs and spinning wool, crafters and artisans will show visitors how their ancestors did it, linking past to present. Tunbridge World’s Fairgrounds is well known for Antique Hill and Vermont’s history comes to life right there in the spotlight.

2014 History Expo-1Family fun 

With games and child’s play on both Saturday and Sunday, the whole family can feel young again. Make sure you visit Clara’s Games, which BVTMB is sponsoring! There will be tons to do as a family! Let’s Go Fishing and the special Science of Water tent will be a big splash for all. Oh! And don’t miss the parades!



2014 History Expo-25Heritage animals

And speaking of parades, many heritage breed animals will be shown with demonstrations of Morgan horses, pigs, cattle, poultry, and more.




2014 History Expo-75Living historians

Experience daily life and duties of soldiers from Vermont covering more than 300 years of history.

Historical exhibits

Visitors will find many exhibits about the effects of water throughout Vermont history. Snow and ice have made Vermont a winter sports capital and each Vermont town can boast of a beloved community swimming hole or covered bridge.



Genealogy resources abound with expert historians ready to guide you below the surface and dig deeper into archival sources. The Vermont Historical Society’s Leahy Library staff will be on hand to help!

Authors & presenters

 Sara Rath, author of the Vermont Historical Society’s newest book Seven Years of Grace, will be a featured speaker. Other presentations by authors and historians at Expo will highlight Vermont’s history—illustrating an incident, a historical figure or fascinating place, or simply tell the story about a way of life in Vermont.

This is going to be tons of fun for the whole family, and we hope to see you there!

Be sure to check out the Vermont History Expo website to find out more and follow them on Facebook to stay up to date!

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