Peacham Historical Association Programs and Activities

Collections: Acquiring, preserving, and making available to the public a rich collection of documents, photographs, artifacts, and items of all sorts relating to Peacham’s history.

Historic Buildings: Maintaining three notable sites in Peacham village :

  • Historical House, an 1820’s former home where exhibits on different aspects of Peacham history are mounted and open to the public during warmer months;
  • New state-of-the art Archival and Research Center where PHA’s collections are housed and  made available to volunteers, researchers and others;
  • Ashbel Goodenough Blacksmith Shop, a 19th century smithy where visitors are welcomed to view actual blacksmithing demonstrations as well as its collection of tools and implements.

Ghost Walk: Holding an annual Ghost Walk on July 4 and Fall Foliage Day to bring to life stories of people who contributed to Peacham’s history in different ways.

Oral History Project: PHA Board members are recording interviews with older residents to preserve their memories of life in Peacham and make them available to a wider audience. Please contact Peacham Historical Association for a list of subjects, or to schedule an appointment to listen to the recordings.

Publications: Producing and offering for sale books and other materials about Peacham history including Peacham in the Civil War, Historic Homes of Peacham, and  Peacham: the Story of a Vermont Hill Town.

Peacham Patriot: PHA’s twice-a-year newsletter distributed free of charge to PHA members with articles about Peacham history and PHA activities.

Annual Meeting: Membership meeting open to the public with talks by guest speaker.