of the Rutland Historical Society is to collect, hold, preserve
and interpret historical material relating to the original Town
of Rutland which today includes: Proctor, Rutland City, Rutland
Town and West Rutland. Interpreting Rutland's history infers an
educational sharing with Society members and the general public
by whatever activities may accomplish this goal.
has chosen to provide a wide range of community services to advance
the knowledge of the history of the Rutland community.
has used publications in the form of a quarterly magazine and a
variety of books and an on-going weekly newspaper column to share
and spread the knowledge of Rutland's history. (See "Publications"
and "Rutland Tidbits".)
also produces a monthly television program called "Historically
Speaking", a cable television series on Channel 15 in the Rutland
area. Current programming can be seen on streaming video from the PEGTV website. (See "Historically Speaking" for a listing of past programs and a link to the streaming video.)
new web site includes a free message board for historical queries.
(See "Message Board ".)
programs are supplemented by a number of programs that are geared
to special audiences or special aspects of Rutland 's history. The
- Fall and spring historical
- Speakers on historical
topics for organizations and groups.
- Walking tours for
groups upon request.
- Educational outreach
to students and their teachers at the Society or in the schools
from kindergarten to college.
- Historical recorded
popular music programs for groups. This includes nursing homes,
senior citizen groups and any organization or group desiring to
participate in our heritage of popular music.
- Participation in
major community parades by presenting an historical theme appropriate
to the parade.
- Participation in
public community programs that have a place or need for a historical
- A photo reproduction
service for homes and businesses who wish to decorate and inform with
local historical pictorial material.
- Free use of a document
video camera at the Society for producing videos.
- Free consulting on
archival materials and procedures.
- Free research assistance
at the Society.