2023 Events

Upcoming events:

Columbus Day Weekend :  Engine Show - vintage engines, vehicles

July 20 Annual Membership Meeting

 followed by a presentation on Business/Industry in Grand Isle 1780-1970  


Part 2 1900-1970

Aug 16 

The Island Line   

A presentation on the railroad line through Grand Isle County

Past Events

2022 Events

June 22: Grand Isle Historical Society and Vermont Humanities presented "Vermont's Remarkable Sharpshooters and Gettysburg" by Howard Coffin, 

July 13  Growing Up in Grand Isle - Summer Places  - Annual Meeting  The Historical Society had it's annual membership meeting.   Following was a presentation on summer vacation spots used in the last 200 years

Engine Show - Columbus Day Weekend 

2021 Events

Wednesday, July 28, 700pm, Burlington's Street Railways: "Trolley Wires To Rubber Tires"   Rail historian, James R. Jones 

(following brief GIHS Annual meeting starting at 6:30)

Wednesday, August 18 6:30 pm   Historic Barns.  Samantha Ford.   Architecture, Function, and Evolution of early barns in Vermont and Grand Isle

2020 - Due to Covid-19, the Historical Society had no events


June Display:  Grand Isle Veterans

June 12 :  French-Canadian migration to the Champlain Islands

July 16   Annual Membership Meeting :  Abenaki Baskets

August 3   Tractor and Engine Show

Dec      Drawbridge Light


Weaving and Textiles:  Dr Susan Ouellette will describe early textile making

  Chair caning and basket weaving

   Old School Days :  Local Residents recall what it was like.  Old School Days

Maps:  1834 U.S. Map  “Mitchell’s Reference and Distance Map of the United States by J.H. Young, Published by S. Augustus Mitchell U.S. Map and 1871 Franklin/Grand Isle County Maps.  Donated by Gwen Caswell.  Dr Susan Ouellette of St. Michaels College will give a brief presentation on the history of U.S. maps and the significance of these maps