Welcome Back!  The Society will now be open on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Please come in to do research, or just visit with us.




Rocky Pond-Sept. Photo

Muddy Pond’ in what is now Pine Hill Park was painted by William Henry Jackson, who became well known for his photography of the West.  Jackson worked as a photographer in Rutland for a short period in the 1860s when this was painted, and enrolled in the Rutland Light Guard in 1862 at the age of 19.  After his few years in Rutland he moved west and became a highly acclaimed landscape photographer.  He lived until 1942.

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