BERLIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

The Berlin Historical Society will be open by appointment, please call 802-552-8804 or email at historicalsociety@berlinvt.org, and often by chance!  Find us at the Town offices at: 108 Shed Road, Berlin, VT 05602

 

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.  Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our state and union, and promotes a better appreciation of our American Heritage.”

 

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 Hall 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.

 

Our work consists of collecting and cataloging newly donated material and developing databases of Town Records.  A partial description of our growing collection includes information on Berlin families, cemeteries, schools, churches, births, deaths, marriages, various Berlin related stories and histories, as well as a general file for all other Berlin related subjects.  We are always searching for new material 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.

 

We have not established regular hours but will make appointments for anyone interested in viewing any of our collection. Call and leave a message for us at 802-552-8804 or email historicalsociety@berlinvt.org.  You could also contact the Town Clerk’s office for more information to connect with us.

 

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, with most being held at the Town Offices.  These meetings are announced on the Town website (www.berlinvt.org) along with the “Berlin, Vermont Memories” Facebook page (www.facebook.com/groups/BerlinVermontMemories)

 

If you are interested in joining our organization and/or receiving email notification of meetings, contact any of our officers.

 

Membership Dues are $10 per year. (Link for membership application)

2015 Officers

Corinne Stridsberg, President

vacant, Vice President

Norbert Rhinerson – Treasurer

Richard Turner – Secretary

 

Meeting Notices

Aug 25, 2015
Jul 22, 2015
Jun 24, 2015
May 20, 2015
Oct 15, 2014

Meeting Minutes

Aug 25, 2015
Jul 22, 2015
Jun 24, 2015
May 20, 2015
Oct 15, 2014
Sep 17 2014

We hope that you enjoy the following resources:

BHS Annual Meeting and Potluck

Berlin Histories

Berlin Historical Society Publications

Berlin Cemetaries