Historical Society

The Fair Haven Historical Society is the custodian of the town’s past. It serves the community by preserving its history, chronicling and promoting a high level of interest in the “Slate Center of the Nation.” Understanding the history of Fair Haven, Vermont, is an essential component of our democratic way of life and the continuing prosperity of our community.
Researching, discovering, and collecting materials that may help establish or illustrate the history of the area is an important activity conducted by the Society. To the best of its ability, it preserves such artifacts and relics of the past for all who wish to examine or study them. In addition, the Society cooperates with officials in insuring the preservation and accessibility of the records and archives of the town and its institutions, historic buildings, public spaces, monuments, markers, and sites.
The Fair Haven Historical Society continuously disseminates historical information and arouses public awareness and interest in our local heritage. We are also a member of the Vermont Historical Society, and we communicate with other local historical societies in Vermont and beyond.


Donations are always welcome.

The annual events of the Society include participation in:

Spring Fling in May
Honors community members of the armed forces.
Applefest in September
A Fall celebration.

Charter Day in October
A free public event.

  The Society works with the Fair Haven Free Library to present free programs to the public.  Once a year the Society puts a month-long display at the Welcome Center and enters in the Slate Valley Festival of Trees.

In 2019, the Society received a Certificate of Merit from the Vermont Historical Society for their book “Fair Haven Memories.”  The last big campaign that the Society undertook was the replacing of marble fence posts in the park.


The Board meets the third Monday of every month at 1:00PM in our office located in the municipal building. Meetings are open to all interested members and citizens.

The Society has several items for sale including books, postcards, notecards, mugs, and sweatshirts. All proceeds support the work of the Historical Society.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact any Board member.

Historical Society Board of Directors

The Board of Directors will change at the January Annual Meeting.
Anyone interested in becoming a Board member
please contact the office at 265-3010, x8 or a current member listed below.

President:   Victoria Angis
Vice-President:  Walter Sperr
Immediate Past President:  Lorraine Brown
Secretary:  Ceil Hunt
Treasurer:  Carol Crawley
Newsletter Editor:  Ceil Hunt
Historical Book:  DeeDee Bruce
Directors:  Ann Ellis-Bucci, Scott Folmsbee, Janis Kelleher, Sandy Perry, Judy Sheldon
Consultant:  Francis Owen

Have question or comment? Send us an email fhvthistory@gmail.com