Craftsbury Historical Society

What is the purpose of the Craftsbury Historical Society (CHS)?
The purpose is to bring together people interested in the history of Craftsbury and the surrounding area.  Understanding our history promotes an appreciation of our rich heritage.

What does the CHS do?

The Society's major functions are to locate, collect and preserve local and regional artifacts.  The Society shares historical information, as well as materials, with the public in various ways.  Accessibility has become a reality with the opening of the Babcock House Museum.  We now have a fine meeting room, exhibits, office/kitchenette, rest room and spacious storage in the basement, and the building is ADA accessible.

Since 2004, We are very please to welcome our neighbors from Craftsbury and surrounding towns, as well as visitors from all over north America and abroad.

Who are the Craftsbury Historical Society's Summer Hours?

Babcock House Museum will open for the season early June. Museum hours are 10 to 12  Noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays until mid-October. Other times by appointment. 

How do I become a member? 

We welcome everyone.  Contact one of the officers above or anyone you know who is already a member.  Dues are: Individual membership $10; family membership $15; life membership $150.  Contributions are always welcome! Please join us.

Questions or comments?
Can be directed to current President Don Houghton at

Craftsbury Historical Society Videos:

Craftsbury Fire Department Part 2

Craftsbury Road Change Origins (audio from August 2015 presentation)

Other Videos of Craftsbury from the past:

Inside of Craftsbury Historical Society:

The Trouble With Harry Pictures:

Photos from the past: