Historical Society of Wilmington, Vermont

The Barber House, 5 Lisle Hill, Wilmington, VT 05363 


The Historical Society of Wilmington, a duly organized nonprofit entity, is dedicated to collecting, preserving, teaching, and displaying the history of Wilmington. 

This is realized with the efforts of all those who volunteer with the society, as well as those who donate.


Calendar and Photo Gallery Updated January 2018!


"Diane & Lenny Chapman accepting a $10,000 check from Governor Phil Scott.  The Historical Society received this grant to replace the windows in the Barber House this summer.  They also received $14,000 from the Wilmington Board of Selectmen from the 1% Option Tax Fund."

Upcoming Events!

Check out the Calendar for a list of 2018 events!

JULY 21, 2018 The Historical Society of Wilmington Auction

12 - 4 PM

 Chapman's Antique Barn

38 New England Power Rd, Wilmington, Vermont 05363

The Historical Society of Wilmington is hosting an auction to raise money so that we can continue to do renovations to our building. It will include a catered lunch by the Anchor restaurant. FREE to the public - everyone is welcome!

We are looking for auction items - donors can receive up to 75% of the sale price with the remaining amount going towards The Historical Society. Douglas Auctioneers from South Deerfield, Massachusetts are generously giving their time to oversee this event!

If you are interested in donating, please contact Chapman's Antiques at (802) 464-1084.


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Be sure to click the "Newsletter" link on the left side of the page for our current and past newsletters!

New Carriage Shed!

One of our greatest accomplishments for 2014 was the building of our new carriage shed.
This was made possible thanks to all the donors from far away to locals whom supported this
project and for all the fundraisers we have put on over the past couple of years. Thank you to
our House Committee Chairman, Lenny Chapman for his leadership throughout this project
and Travis Wendel from Pioneer Timber Frame for constructing it. We are very excited for the
opportunity to display our large artifacts that have been in storage for so long. They include a
local doctor’s buggy, a sleigh and the old safe from the high school along with many other items
of interest. Once we get some landscaping around the building completed this spring and
displays in place we will hold an open house for all to enjoy.

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