Important Message - For the months of January and February the Society will have public access hours by appointment only.  Please call  (802) 779-1669 or (802) 773-3253 to schedule an appointment. Thank you.





Santa Souvenir_e

Excerpts from “Santa Claus”, the first poem in this small

pamphlet edited by Rutland’s renowned author, Julia Dorr.

“On wings of the limitless winds I fly,

Swifter than thought over mountain and vale,

City and moorland, desert and dale!



Gift-Bearer to all the world am I,

Joy-Giver, Light-Bringer, where'er I fly.”



New & Upcoming Projects

Here are a few projects our volunteers are working on.  If you are willing or interested to help with any, or learn more about them, please contact us!

  • Indexing the Rutland Herald biographical clippings and photos
  • Updating our main floor exhibits and layout
  • Sorting, organizing, and cataloging items
  • Digitizing collections for upload to our website
  • Cataloging our library of books
  • Painting our exterior woodwork & signs


VPR Photo

Vermont Public Radio interviews Rutland Historical Society about our work to share Rutland's history.

Updates in our Image Galleries

Click the album below to view new additions to our online Image Gallery

Historic Rutland Buildings
Louis Brehmer Photos From Stereographs
Rutland City 1920's Photos
Rutland Industrial Buildings - 1950s
Images of Rutland’s Past from Glass Plate Negatives