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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!



   Annual Meeting         
August 19, 7 pm      
Peacham Congregational Churc

Lynne Bassett on New England’s Early Quiltmakers

Lynne Bassett

Quilt Identification - Prior to Meeting

Lynne will be at the church from 2 - 5pm to  look at any quilts people bring. She will not do appraisals, but she will tell people approximately when, where, and how their quilts were made.


Notice:

Annual Meeting will include a vote on proposed change to Bylaws language. Here is the proposed change:

Under Article VII Committee Structure:

·      Keep the language about the Nominating Committee

·      Delete the language about other committees

·       Add: "In a continuing effort to ensure that the Peacham Historical Association maintains an effective governance structure, the Executive Board will annually review and appoint other standing committees as needed to effect the work of the organization."


Join us for coffee and historical pies!
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Building A Future for Peacham's Past

Peacham Historical Association Research and Archives Building

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.

Peacham Historical Association
Left to right: John Marshall, Johanna Branson, Jutta Scott, Rusty Barber, Lorna Quimby, Jane Kitchel, Annette Lorraine

Lorna Quimby speaking at ribbon cutting for Peacham Historical Association  
Lorna speaking to the gathering

Lorna Quimby cutting ribbon for new archives and research center, Peacham Historical Association
John Marshall enjoys watching Lorna wield the scissors

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.



Peacham Historical Association 2014 groundbreaking
Lorna Quimby breaks ground for the new Peacham Historical Association Archive and Research Facility

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NEWS FLASH
 

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. 


 Annual Meeting         August 19, 7 pm       Peacham Congregational Church Lynne Bassett on New England’s Early Quiltmakers 

Coffee and Historical Pies!


Annual Wine & Cheese
PHA Benefit
Sunday, Aug 23
4 - 6pm
Hosts:
Bonnie & Ken Norris
Point of View Farm


Join us on July 4th for our 18th annual Ghost Walk: Peacham in the Roaring 20's

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The Historical House presents an annual exhibit each summer. Come visit our extensive exhibit every Sunday, 2-4 pm, July 5 - September 27.

Exhibition: By Peacham Hands: 150 Years of Peacham Quilts

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Fall Foliage Day

Oct 1, 2015


Interested in volunteering as a docent? Contact Beatrice Ring, 592-3049. No experience necessary!