Our beekeeping support group kicks off the 2019 season with the first meeting of the year. Join the group on Sunday, January 27th, 4:00 to 5:00pm, at the Twilight House.
Registration has closed for our showshoe trek on Saturday, January 19th. Thank you for your interest in our event!
Curator Bob Hunt will speak on four influential 19th-century Orleans County Educator/Ministers at the Derby Line Universalist Church on Sunday, February 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Mr. Hunt will identify the impact on race and culture by the Rev. Alexander Twilight, Rev. Samuel Read Hall, Rev. William Scales and Rev. George Washington Henderson. Please join him!
Collectors are being invited to bring their treasures to our Old Stone House Day in August to buy, sell or trade. We will not be hosting the Collector’s Fair event in February. Please watch for further announcements if you are interested to be a part of the Old Stone House Day.
The Historic Society has been awarded a grant in the amount of $250.00 for our Back Road Readings program. The grant was awarded by the Vermont Community Foundation from their Oaks & Acorn Fund, and it will continue to support this wonderful program. Look for updates in 2019 for the upcoming schedule of authors and dates!
We have been awarded two grants, as well as received equipment donations, to allow us to establish a heritage educational apiary at the Museum. The apiary will be one of the phases of our Historic Green Spaces Project. We’ll keep you updated on our progress!
We’ve closed the Museum as winter settles into our village. Tours will no longer be available. Thank you to all our visitors for another wonderful season!
Please call us at 802-754-2022 if you would like to learn more about Orleans County history or future events! You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Are you interested in learning how to build a backyard compost system? Or, maybe you are an experienced backyard composter looking to share your knowledge with your community? If either apply to you, we have an event you won’t want to miss!
Be a part of the backyard composting conversation at the Old Stone House Museum with Master Composter and Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District Outreach Coordinator, Shannon Choquette. This 2-hour program will focus on the general composting knowledge necessary to successfully compost in your backyard, and will feature a hands-on activity of rebuilding the Old Stone House Museum’s 3-bin compost system. If you’d like to get your hands involved, be sure to have gardening gloves.
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Hello Old Stone House Community! My name is Molly Veysey, the new Director at the Old Stone House Museum/Orleans County Historical Society. How very excited I am to be a part of this new chapter of the Museum’s future! As a native to northern Vermont and resident of Irasburg, I have an innate respect for our history and culture as well as an abiding passion for education and community service. Steeped in history and committed to community, the Old Stone House Museum is the perfect place to put that respect and passion to work.
I remain grateful to former Director Peggy Day Gibson, who put her passions to work here for the last decade. Her vision and great efforts are evident in every aspect of this place. Peggy’s impacts on the Old Stone House will certainly not be forgotten.
As I acclimate to my new roles, I feel fortunate to have fallen in with such a good crowd of staff members, Board members, volunteers and supporters of the Old Stone House. I am looking forward to seeing you all either at the Museum’s offices (open all year around) or this summer at one or more of our fantastic events. Please come by and visit!