Plainfield Historical Society
P.O. Box 283
Plainfield, VT 05667
802-454-1102

The Society meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM in the Cutler Memorial Library in Plainfield.
All are welcome.

 

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2016 Calendar

2015 Calendar

2014 Calendar


 

Media Library

 

Past Calendars

View the photographs that were in some of the past calendars

 

The Plainfield, Vermont Song

A Plainfield tradition, The Plainfield, Vermont Song is an interesting and fun look at Plainfield. Written by Ben Koenig, you can hear him perform it.

 

On the Rails: A History of the Montpelier & Wells River Railroad in Plainfield

This photographic display was presented at the 2016 Vermont History Fair and the 2016 Plainfield Old Home Days.

View photos of the display and close-ups of some of the photos and descriptions.

 

The Politics, Economics, and Technology of Early Railroad Development in Vermont and the Montpelier & Wells River Railroad

An excellent presentation by Frank J. Barrett, Jr. from the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society.

 

Videos of the presentation are available here:

 

The slides of the presentation are available here:

Part I - The Politics, Economics, and Technology of Early Railroad Development in VT 1825 to 1855

Part II - The Montpelier & Wells River Railroad 1867 to 1956

 

Exhibit at the Blinking Light Gallery

In September 2014, the Society presented an exhibit of some of our items from Plainfield's history. The exhibit was hosted at the Blinking Light Gallery in Plainfield.

View photos of the exhibit.