The Woodstock History Center endeavors to tell the story of Woodstock. We rotate many of our exhibits every year and utilize items from our collection to enhance the visitor experience. We also have many objects on loan from various community members. We showcase the story and objects of those people who lived in Woodstock in our historic home, gallery, and barn.
Coming Soon in 2017!
The History of The Green: Woodstock's Central Park
The first colonists who saw Woodstock, Vermont, would likely have been surprised to know that it would ever be described as one of the most beautiful small towns in the United States. The land that they saw bore little resemblance to the present-day town. Part of what is now Central Street – with its lovely shops – was a swamp. And where the Green is now located, lined with gracious homes, was a mass of broken, tumbled down trees that, in 18th century parlance, was described as a “spruce hurricane.” This exhibit will focus on the vernacular architecture of the buildings and landscape on and around The Green and will tell how Woodstock evolved from a veritable wilderness to the town that it is today. The History Center is publishing an exhibit companion walking guide. Location: Canaday Gallery
Mineral Springs of Woodstock
This exhibit highlights Woodstock’s mineral springs and its role in developing the late 19th -century local and state tourism industry. The exhibit also showcases the Fourth Grade History Fair, an annual event facilitated by the Woodstock History Center, in which students work in small groups with mentors to learn about various aspects of Woodstock’s history and present them to the public. Location: Vermont Historical Society's History Center
Past exhibits have included: Mapping Woodstock Through Time; Bridges of Woodstock; Class Act: School Photos over Time; Love in Woodstock: 1780-2015; Winter Sports.