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What if Internet Archive didn’t exist?
The Rutland Historical Society is deeply indebted to the service that Internet Archive provides. You may not be aware that without it, our website would not be able to store and link the vast amount of material we provide to our readers. Imagine the number of documents and moving images that the Society stores on Internet Archive. Well, if you happened to guess 965 you would be correct, and the number is growing each year.
Please consider a donation to Internet Archive today, so that we will continue to have this invaluable resource. Thank you.
New: More West Rutland High School Yearbooks have been added to our Historical Resources section. Take a look at the "Green & Gold " from 1964-1975. Check our website regularly as we continue to add more yearbooks.
New video: Life In Rutland County shares the stories and memories from 10 local residents who grew up in Rutland County. These engaging stories, told by the people who rode horses to school and even took the trolley from Rutland to Lake Bomoseen, gives us a unique perspective on Vermont history. Located in "Historical Moving Images".
Three slide collections have been added to Image Gallery. Check out the images from Early Rutland Fair, Early Transportation Rods, and Bridges, and Popular Vacation Spots for Rutlanders.
The Rutland Historical Society proudly presents a new 50 minute virtual walking tour of Rutland.
This is an audio visual tour of the Rutland Courthouse Historic District and the Rutland Downtown Historic District. The tour begins at the historic Main Street Park and moves along Center Street to Downtown Rutland. It then goes along Merchants Row, up Washington Street and back to Main Street Park. This completes a rectangular tour of the two Rutland historic districts. Photographs, past and present, are carried along in a vibrant flow led by a fast-paced narration. This is a slice of Rutland’s history as you have never seen before.
Click here to view The Virtual Walking Tour. It is also available in our Historical Moving Images section.
The web site is the result of volunteer effort, however, there are always related costs that cannot be met by volunteers. We are dedicated to present a free web site with no commercial advertising. We hope that as you find our work useful in your pursuits, you might consider financial donations of thanks and support. Many small supports build large bridges to the future.
Recently our Society opened its first major fund drive in over 20 years to meet some deferred building maintenance and improvements. [click here] to view the Letter of the Treasurer on this need.
We continue to depend on our many volunteers to maintain and continue to develop this web site of which we are quite proud. Any financial help will be gratefully received and viewed as a vote of support to the hours donated by volunteers.