Strafford Historical Society


OPEN DECEMBER 1 (10:00 - 3:00) AND DECEMBER 8 (10:00 - N00N)  2012.

This exhibit shows how Strafford celebrated the holidays (or not) from 1772 - 1912 through excerpts from diaries of children and adults in our collection, and other town records.


One of Strafford’s very active organizations is the Strafford Historical Society, run by an all volunteer Board of Directors. Founded in 1955, the mission of the Society is to preserve the sites, records, objects, and related materials pertaining to the history of the Town of Strafford. This it does primarily for educational purposes, but also so that the lessons of history may be applied for the solution and betterment of the current affairs of the town.

To accomplish its mission, the Strafford Historical Society presents regular exhibits, produces a variety of publications, and sponsors various events for the town. In addition, the Society’s library, artifacts, photographs, genealogical material, and other elements of its collections are available to the public.

Publications obtainable from the Strafford Historical Society include: The Town House, A Little Girl’s Diary, History of Strafford Organizations, and A Short History of Strafford.  A new 200-page book, EARLY HISTORY, STRAFFORD, VERMONT  is now available by calling 765-4057.

The Strafford Historical Society is located in the town’s upper village at the Brick Store and is open to the public from May 1 to October 31 on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 to noon. The first Wednesday of the month the Society Room is open from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm instead of the morning hours.

The phone number for the Strafford Historical Society is 765-4379. Or, for information, you may call the Curator at 765-4057. Requests for genealogical research may be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .'; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text52327 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The mailing address for the Strafford Historical Society is: P.O. Box 100, Strafford, VT 05072.