2022 Upcoming Events

June 22: "Vermont's Remarkable Sharpshooters and Gettysburg"

Grand Isle Historical Society and Vermont Humanities presents "Vermont's Remarkable Sharpshooters and Gettysburg" by Howard Coffin, Wednesday June 22, 6:30 p.m. at Grand Isle Methodist Church, 12 Hyde Rd, Grand Isle.

July 13 Growing Up in Grand Isle - Summer Places - Annual Meeting

The Historical Society has it's annual membership meeting.

Following will be presentation on summer vacation spots used in the last 200 years

Past Events

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