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Welcome to the Peacham Historical Association. Our mission is to celebrate and preserve Peacham's rich history.
This website will give you an overview of our programs and offerings. We hope you will join us at an upcoming event or sign up for a membership.
Check back often to find out what's new about Peacham's history!
Peacham Historical Association wins 2015 Award of Excellence!
The League of Local Historical Societies and Museums honors PHA for the planning, fundraising, and building of the Lorna Field Quimby Archives and Research Center Building. Awards are given for achievement of distinction within the 2014-2015 year. The award will be presented at the LLHSM annual meeting in Burlington on October 30; Jutta Scott will present the ARC in a panel on building projects.
Building A Future for Peacham's Past
The new Lorna Field Quimby Archives and Research Center was opened at a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 14, with nearly 100 people joining the celebration. Senator Jane Kitchel offered remarks about the interconnected histories of Peacham and Danville, and of her personal history with family from both towns. Select Board member Annette Lorraine drew inspiration from Wendell Berry's writing about a sense of place and the importance local history plays in establishing that sense. After offering thanks to all who had worked to make the new building possible, Lorna Quimby cut the ribbon and the building was declared open.
Left to right: John Marshall, Johanna Branson, Jutta Scott, Rusty Barber, Lorna Quimby, Jane Kitchel, Annette Lorraine
PHA has completed construction of the new Archive and Research Center to house PHA’s priceless collections. The new facility will provide secure, climate-controlled storage for the collections, desks for researchers, and adequate space for volunteer staff.
The Center is open to the public on Mondays from 10-12, and Wednesdays from 1-3. Diana Senturia, the new Reference and Access Manager will be there to answer questions and help people direct their research.
The American Association for State and Local History (AASHL) Leadership in History Awards Committee has selected A Vermont Hill Town in the Civil War: Peacham’s Story as a 2013 Award of Merit winner.
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A view of Peacham's historic Congregational Church in the distance.
A picturesque landscape near Peacham's cemetery.
The Historical House and the Archives and Research Center are closed for the winter. Inquiries regarding research and collections may be directed to Diana Senturia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in volunteering as a docent? Contact Beatrice Ring, 592-3049. No experience necessary!