- Our History
- Strategic Plan
- Executive Committee
- Contact Information
The first meeting of the Peacham Historical Association was held on May 29, 1916, when it was decided to organize such a society and officers were chosen with M.W. Chaffee as president. At the second meeting, on September 16, 1916, the Executive Committee was instructed to prepare a constitution and by-laws, which were approved on the following February 17. The Association was incorporated August 11, 1921.
The PHA Board has adopted a Five-Year Strategic Plan to chart the course for the next five years. The Board also crafted the
Association's first vision statement and set out four strategic goals. Click here for the full document.
A Vermont Hill Town in the Civil War: Peacham’s Story. Jutta R. Scott and Michelle Arnosky Sherburne, eds. With an Essay by Lynn A. Bonfield. Illustrated, maps, notes, bibliography. 218 pages, May 2012. Click here for more information.
The history of Peacham was summarized in the 1948 publication: Peacham, The Story of a Vermont Hill Town by Ernest L. Bogart. Referring to the collections of Peacham history by Miss Jane E. Cowles, and utilizing the bequest of Jenny C. Watts, Mr. Bogart was able to publish this magnificent history for the town. This book can now be purchased. Click here for information.
Historic Homes of Peacham was prepared by members of the Historic Homes Committee:Deanne Alex, JoAnne and Ronald Crisman, Mary Ellen Reis, Marceya Roy, Joanne Schuyler, and Jutta Scott; and compiled and edited by Jutta R. Scott, December 2007.This book features historic homes and buildings in Peacham, Vermont built before 1900. We were pleased to receive the 2008 Excellence in Publications award from the Vermont Historical Society for this publication. Click here to purchase a copy of this book online.
The Peacham Anthology is a collection of writings about the village of Peacham, VT, published by the Peacham Historical Association in 2004. The Peacham Anthology compiles over 40 articles spanning subjects such as The Civil War, blacksmithing, poetry, religion, politics, education, country life, farming and tourism. A fantastic keepsake of New England History.
This photo was taken at the celebration for the dedication of the Peacham Anthology. The book was dedicated to former PHA President, Ed Brown. Pictured are his wife Beppy
Another key publication which summarizes the vast family histories in Peacham is People of Peacham by Jennie Chamberlin Watts and Elsie A. Choate, published by the Vermont Historical Society in 1965.
Monuments in Peacham
We welcome your suggestions, comments or questions. Our mailing address is:
Peacham Historical Association
P.O. Box 101
Peacham, VT 05862
To reach us more quickly, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Johanna Branson-Gill, President at 802-592-3539.
Johanna Branson-Gill, President
Susan Chandler, Vice-President
Beatrice Ring, Treasurer
Jane Alper, Secretary
Buildings & Grounds Committee