We share our programs with the Calais Historical  Society

Our meetings are on the third Mondays, February to November


2018 Programs:

Monday, September 17, 6 PM

September is Vermont Archaeology Month! The East Montpelier and Calais Historical Societies are proud to host state archaeologist Jess Robinson for an overview of Vermont’s Precontact Native American history from the arrival of its first inhabitants approximately 13,000 years ago through to their contact with Europeans.
The planned event will be family friendly and schoolchildren are encouraged to come and learn some relevant facts for their early Vermont history classes. A potluck supper will precede the program. Meeting is at the Calais Recreation Center, 12 Batten Rd, Calais.

Monday, July 16 – Hello EMHS members, Calais neighbors and friends,

  Maybe you have been following the World Cup soccer competitions, but here is your chance to see and participate in a live traditional croquet competition between the East Montpelier Historical Society and the Calais Historical Society!  It will be on Monday, July 16 at the home of Chris Reed and Teresa Doyle, 1795 Rte. 214 (turn off Rte. 14 by the old River Bend Store) at 6:00 p.m., rain or shine!  Have your supper at home, then come on over with a lawn chair and bug spray and your lawn shoes ready to grab a mallet and hit that ball through the wicket!  Calais holds the trophy, and the EMHS is seeking to get it back!  Regardless of the outcome, we ALL get to share in the delicious and cooling ice cream social afterwards.  Even if rain threatens to cancel the game, we will still meet in their garage and hold a Vermont Trivia Contest between the two societies!  Chris’ number is 454-7328 if you have questions or need further directions.  We hope to see you there!  Sandal Cate, president, EMHS

Monday, August 20 – A tour of the Templeton Farm, home of Bruce Chapell, intersection of Center Road and Templeton/Lyle Young Road in E. Montpelier. 5:30 p.m. (note earlier start time.) Bring a brown bag supper, lawn chair and shoes for walking around the farm. Rain or shine, cover provided.

Monday, September 17 – Family night for our 2 societies – children especially welcome! 6:00 p.m. at the E. Calais Recreation Center. Potluck supper. Program will be on Vermont’s Archaeology with State Archaelogist, Jess Robinson.

Monday, October 15 – At the Old Brick Church in E. Montpelier Village. 6:00 p.m. potluck supper with Wayside Restaurant bread. Program will be Wayside Restaurant owner Brian Zechanelli talking about “100 Years at the Wayside.” Annual meetings and election of officers will follow.

Monday, November 19 – At the Old Brick Church in E. Montpelier Village.   6:00 p.m. potluck supper. Program will be Tina Bielenberg sharing “Bridges to the Past – Stories of our Elders”. Business meetings to follow.