Collector’s Fair – It’s On!

Our very generous volunteers have come forward to organize the event to be held at the Newport Municipal Building Gym.  Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 24th.  The event is open to all collectors with free registration and free admission for the public.  Please complete the registration form under the Events tab, and return to the Museum.

Curator to speak on Rev. Twilight and his peers

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!

Collector’s Fair

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.

Back Roads Readings Grant Award

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! 

Apiary grants awarded!

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!

2018 Visitor season has closed for the winter

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 for more information.



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!