The Berlin Historical Society is open by appointment and often by chance, please call 802-552-8804 or email  Find us at the Town offices at: 108 Shed Road, Berlin, VT 05602


Corinne Cooper, President

vacant, Vice President

Meredith Dodge – Treasurer

vacant – Secretary

The purpose of the Berlin Historical Society is well stated in the first article of its constitution which says: “The purpose of the Society shall be to bring together those people interested in history, and especially in the history of Berlin, Vermont.”  We continually work at preserving and sharing our history.

The Berlin Historical Society was founded at a meeting on April 15, 1982 and we have been meeting continually since that date.  Our meetings are generally held once a month at the Berlin Town offices where we have an office, display case, artifacts, records, and many photos.  We have a private entrance with our name on the door to the right of the main entrance of the municipal building.

We collect and catalogue donated material and develop databases of historic Town Records.  We research a variety of topics, sometimes based on questions we’re asked or programs we’re asked to present.  Our growing collection includes information on Berlin families, cemeteries, schools, churches, births, deaths, marriages, various Berlin related stories and histories, structure fires, as well as a general file for all other Berlin related subjects.  We are always searching for new material, including photographs, artifacts, and stories, related to Berlin.  If you have any such material that you are willing to share please contact us.  We have the ability to scan or copy it at our office.

The Society has published two books, one entitled “A Place to Pass Through: Berlin, Vermont 1820-1991″ and the other “The Story of a Small Airport in Berlin, Vermont” which are in addition to an earlier book authored by Mary Greene Nye “Early History of Berlin, Vermont 1763-1820.” Copies of the 1991 and the 2012 books are available for sale in our office along with the Town Clerk’s office.

The public is invited to all of our meetings. We have fun sharing old photos, information on topics that have been researched, and planning programs.  In May we hold a potluck dinner and a program is presented.  Please ask to join our email list to receive notices about meetings and events and we also have a facebook page “Berlin, Vermont Memories” (

We welcome you to join our organization although membership is not required to attend our meetings or visit our office.  Membership dues are $10 per year.

Please contact us with questions or to set up a time to visit our office.



Meeting Notices & Events

2019 History Events Central Vermont

Berlin Historical Society 2019 Meetings

We hope that you enjoy the following resources:

Berlin Histories with links

Berlin Historical Society Publications 2017

Berlin Cemetaries