Category: News

Mitchell Iron Ore Beds and Granger Forge Trip

April 20, 2024 was cool and a little cloudy as 14 Chittenden Historical Society members and guests gathered on the property of John Bodin and family to tour the remains of the Mitchell Iron Ore beds. The beds themselves little resemble the very active industry now. Much to the disappointment of the youngest members it …

Continue reading

Mitchell Iron Ore Mines and Granger Forge

The Chittenden Historical Society will meet on April 9, 2024 at 7:00 PM at The Grange, 3 Middle Road, Chittenden to view the video of the Society’s last hike to the Mitchell Iron Ore Mines. Allen Hitchcock was the guide.

On April 20, 2024 The Society will meet at 9:30 AM at 124 West Road, …

Continue reading

Author and Historian Martin Podskoch, CCC 90 th Anniversary, Its History and Legacy: VT CCC Camps

Please join us on Monday, October 16, at 7 pm at the North Chittenden Grange Hall, 3 Lower Middle Road, N. Chittenden, VT for a program honoring the 90th Anniversary of the founding of the Civilian Conservation Corps, (CCC). Learn the impact of the program, some of which seeded development of Vermont State Parks, State …

Continue reading

Local Speakers Provide Double Feature Program in Chittenden

On Tuesday evening, August 8th, at 7:00 PM, in Chittenden, two distinguished local residents will present their fascinating research into two radically different subjects. This program is sponsored by the Chittenden Historical Society, and will take place at the Chittenden Grange Hall, at 3 Lower Middle Road in North Chittenden.The first program will be given …

Continue reading

Heritage Sites in the GMNF

On Tuesday evening, April 11, Sarah Skinner, M.S., Archeologist for the Green Mountain National Forest, will present a program for the Chittenden Historical Society on heritage sites of historical interest within the Telephone Gap area. The Telephone Gap project encompasses the towns of Towns of Chittenden, Goshen, Killington, Mendon, Pittsfield, Pittsford, Rutland Town, and Stockbridge. …

Continue reading

Bake Sale at Town Meeting

CHS Hosts Bake Sale on Town Meeting Day

Town Meeting can be a little sweeter this year with a goodie from the Chittenden Historical Society Bake Sale. We will be in the Listers’ Office at the Municipal Offices on March 7th during voting hours from 10:00 AM until closing at 7:00 PM or food runs …

Continue reading

Message from the President

Hello CHS Members,My name is Elaine Meyers and I was elected as the new President of our society. I would like to invite you all to our first meeting of 2023 on Tuesday, March 14th, at 7:00pm at the Historical Society building on Holden Road. We will start out with a program of, “Show and …

Continue reading

Chittenden Historical Society: Finding Jesse

On Tuesday, October 11, at 7:00 pm, the Chittenden Historical Society is hosting speaker Jane Williamson for a Vermont Humanities Council program at the North Chittenden Grange Hall at 3 Lower Middle Road in North Chittenden. Her topic “Finding Jesse: A Fugitive from Slavery in Vermont,” traces Jesse’s life from enslavement in North Carolina to …

Continue reading

Chittenden Historical Society Program: Kip Clark, World War II POW from Chittenden

On May 10 at 7:00 PM at the Chittenden Grange Hall at 3 Lower Middle Road in North Chittenden, the Chittenden Historical Society will present a taped interview with Leland Clark by Marko Svoren about Lee’s father Kip Clark and his experiences as a Prisoner of War in Germany during World War II.Marko was the …

Continue reading

Chittenden Historical Society Hosts Amateur Genealogist

Please join the Chittenden Historical Society on Tuesday, April 12, at 7:00 PM at the North Chittenden Grange Hall at 3 Lower Middle Road in Chittenden. Amateur genealogist Elaine Meyers will give the program. In retracing her family’s westward migration, Elaine discovers a surprise relationship. Elaine also gives the process leading to her discovery so …

Continue reading