Derby Historical Society
Museum, 35 Junior High Drive, Derby Center, VT
Mailing Address: PO Box 357, Derby, VT 05829
Contact: Bill Gardyne, president
The museum is located in the former Superintendant’s Building next to North Country Union Junior High School on Main Street. There are archives from Derby Academy and material relating to the history of the town.
Hours and Admission: Summer Sunday afternoons and by appointment. Free.
Orleans County Historical Society
The Orleans County Historical Society owns and operates the Old Stone House Museum, the people’s history museum of Orleans County, located in the Brownington Village Historic District. The Old Stone House and the Lawrence Barn, an agricultural exhibit, are open for guided tours from May 15 to October 15. All Orleans County residents receive a discount on admissions at the Museum. The visitor’s center, located in the Alexander Twilight House across from the museum, is open year-round. The Prospect Hill Observatory, offering a panoramic view of Orleans County and beyond, is open from May 1 to November 1. The library and archives, in the Cyrus Easton House are open by appointment year-round.
Each year the museum sponsors a series of public events and educational programs including the Collector’s Fair, the Northeast Kingdom History Fair, the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Show Time Traveler’s Day Camp and Heritage Craft Classes, as well as lectures, concerts and traditional craft circles. This year, students from all over Orleans County will participate in a variety of educational program offered by the museum including; History Fair, Spring Field Day, history day camp and Fall Harvest Day.
The museum seeks donations of objects, photographs, and written or printed material relevant to the history of Orleans County. For more information on programs or membership please call 754-2022, visit our website http://oldstonehousemuseum.org/, or stop by and visit at 109 Old Stone House Rd., Brownington, VT 05860
Vermont Historical Society