Monthly Meetings: Our monthly board meetings are held every second Thursday at 7:00 PM and are open to the public. From May through August we meet at the Chriss Monroe Chapel on Cemetery Hill Road in the Pawlet village center; from September through April our monthly meetings are at the Pawlet Public Library on School Street in the Pawlet village center.

Up Home Exhibit: Hand-Colored Photographs, by Susanne and Neil Rappaport
Don’t miss this display through March 31 at the Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main Street, Middlebury. Neil and Susanne made this documentary photographic study of Pawlet resident Minnie Griswold’s home 30 years after her death in 1952. The Folklife Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM. For more information visit the Vermont Folklife Center website here.

Special Event: Linda Radtke presents “Vermont’s Musical Ladies”
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7 PM, Pawlet Town Hall
Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, explores the contributions of Vermont women to the traditions of parlor songs, women’s club music contests, and social reform efforts. Oceana Judah, Diane Martin, Edwina Flint, and Helen Hartness Flanders represent the richness and invention of female composers included in the sheet music collection of the Vermont Historical Society.

Abolition, child welfare, temperance, the patriotism of war heroes, and the concerns of those left at home during times of war captured the hearts of these women who sometimes disguised their gender for publication. Though they were often published in the local print shop, they have sometimes been ignored by musicologists since.

Linda Radtke was a Vermont high school teacher for 31 years and now produces the VPR Choral Hour on Vermont Public Radio. She enjoys doing research on each town she visits with her programs. A classically trained singer, Linda is a member of Vermont’s professional vocal ensemble, Counterpoint, the Oriana Singers, and the Arioso Chamber Ensemble. She also sings with a vocal quartet, Ah!Capella, sponsored by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, which brings music to Vermont schools.

This free program is open to the public and accessible to those with disabilities. It is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and the Pawlett Historical Society.

We offer programs on particular aspects of Vermont history several times each year. All our programs are free, open to the public and ADA-accessible. For further information, find us on Facebook or contact Barry Meinerth at 802-325-2668 or