Street Address
153 Church Street,
Peacham, VT 05862
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 101
Peacham, VT 05862
Hours
Historical Archives and Collections are open:
Monday9 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday2 PM - 4 PM
You can also contact us to make an appointment for another time.
Historical House
Open in July-Sept:
Sunday2 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
Free
Staff
Jutta Scott, President

Description

The Peacham Historical Association collects, preserves, and makes available a wide array of materials documenting the history and people of Peacham.

Research & Archives

The Peacham Historical Association’s Historical Archives and Collections document the history of Peacham since its founding in 1776. The holdings record settlement, development and evolution of the town from a pioneer outpost to a subsistence farm-based economy to thriving sheep and then dairy farm production, a retreat for summer residents and tourists and a destination for back-to-the-landers, organic farmers and remote Internet-enabled workers. Areas of specific interest include: 18th 19th and 20th century New England village economic, educational, architectural and social history, church history, family genealogy, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and World War II, in which various Peacham residents participated.

The Historical Archives and Collections contain a wide variety of manuscripts, including letters, diaries and ledgers as well as photographs, maps and textiles. PHA plans to provide electronic access to selected holdings.

Volunteering

We are an all-volunteer organization, which means there are many ways to get involved at the Peacham Historical Association. Even if you only have a couple of hours to spare, we could use your help.

Mission

Dedicated to preserving and protecting Peacham's heritage for today and tomorrow.

History

Founded in 1916.

Artifacts Collections

Mark Wheeler: a Civil War Memoir

This electronic archive presents the detailed reminiscences written by Mark Wheeler, a Peacham Civil War soldier who spent several months as a prisoner of war at the Confederate Prison at Andersonville in Georgia. The Web site features the transcribed text version, the electronic images of the original manuscript, and biographical information.

Peacham Maps

PHA collections include historic maps of Peacham from its earliest settlement. We are making several digitized maps available on this web site. They present a wealth of information about Peacham in the 19th century. The digitized maps include the manuscript map of Peacham lotting plans that show the division of land among the pioneer settlers in early 1800’s. Two of the maps were printed in gazetteers of Caledonia County. The maps of the 12 school districts in 1875 show not only the location of the one-room schoolhouses but also names of property owners in 1875

Draft List of Peacham Men in the Civil War

In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the start of the Civil War, Peacham Historical Association (PHA) is working to document, preserve, and present Peacham’s history during the Civil. We have prepared a draft list of Peacham soldiers who lived in Peacham before, during and after the Civil War. The list together with photographs, transcripts of letters and diaries and other materials will be published in late 2011. You may review the draft list at the Library or here on the PHA website.

To tell the stories of Peacham men who served in the Union armies, PHA is seeking their photographs, letters and other documents. If you have holdings of a Peacham soldier’s papers, please consider allowing PHA to make copies

Educational Programs

Exhibitions at the Historical House; Ghost Walks on July Fourth and Foliage Day, which present stories of people from Peacham's past.

    Governance

    Board

    Publications

    Peacham Patriot, newsletter published twice a year

    • 1=Peacham: The Story of a Vermont Hill Town
    • 2=Historic Homes of Peacham
    • 3=The Peacham Anthology