Building a Backyard Compost Workshop At the Old Stone House Museum, Brownington, VT July 8, 2018, 3-5pm

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.

Event by Donation

Position Open: Community Outreach Assistant

Orleans County Historical Society’s


Position Open: Community Outreach Assistant

20 hours per week

The Old Stone House Museum is seeking applicants who enjoy working with the community. The position will include working with educational programming, supporting outreach classes, planning for on-site events and coordinating Museum volunteers.  Applicants need to possess solid computer, organizational and writing skills, as well as the ability to efficiently multitask. While the hours of the position are flexible, applicants should expect year-around responsibilities, especially during the Museum’s open season, May 15th-October 15th.

Please send inquiries, requests to view the full job description and/or applications to Molly Veysey, Director.

Submit current resume, letter of interest and at least 2 letters of recommendation by May 14th.

Spring Field Day! Tuesday, May 22

To register for our Spring Field Day on Tuesday May 22 download the form below, print, fill out, and mail back to us at :

Bob Hunt
109 Old Stone House Rd
Brownington, VT 05860

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When it comes to serving the community, we’ve got opportunities for everyone’s taste! Have an interest in cleaning antiques, leading tours, or staffing the gift shop & greeting guests? Come find out more at the Volunteer Job Fair & Tea! Bring friends!
– Thursday, April 26th, 4:00 pm at the Grammar School
– Complimentary Snacks, Tea, & Coffee



A message from our new Director, Molly Veysey

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!

Candlelight Harvest Dinner, Saturday Oct. 21 6pm

Candlelight Harvest Dinner, In the Samuel Read Hall House
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Beginning at 6 o’clock p.m.

Please join us for an experience of
19th century hospitality & a feast of local foods
at the historic  Samuel Read Hall House

$75 per plate with limited seating by reservation only

A fund raising event to benefit programs at the
Old Stone House Museum

Cello and Keyboard Music by
Thurmond Knight and Janet Luce

Supper Bill of Fare:

 Before Dinner.
The Hearthside Social 6 o’clock
Watch and taste classics of
19th century being made.

Rhubarb Punch
Beer from Hill Farmstead and Kingdom Brewery
Wine & Cider

Rustic Bread w/ Cultured Butter from Ploughgate Creamery
Pickled Beets & Crock Pickles
Cheeses from Jasper Hill Cellars 

Fish Stew

Mashed Potato & Rutabaga
Braised Kale

Pot Roast

Bird’s Nest Pudding & Parmesan Ice Cream