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The Bridgewater Historical Society provides special events throughout the year including rotating exhibits, lectures and presentations, a community open house and educational programs. We participate in the Vermont History Day and other statewide activities.

Brick School House
12 North Bridgewater Rd
Bridgewater, Vermont
All programs are free and open to the public/Refreshments provided.

Sunday May 28 at 2pm
The Bridgewater Historical Society is hosting a Vermont Humanities Council event
Howard Coffin: Vermont and the Civil War

This program will focus on Company E, the Second Regiment United States Sharpshooters and the Berdan rifle that they used. There were 12 soldiers credited to Bridgewater and others from nearby towns that were buried here that fought in this regiment.                                         
                                              

Gettysburg monument that honors                                                                DeAlgeroy Thompson
Vermont Sharpshooters Company E and H

Sunday June 18th 2:00 PM
Jeff Leich – “Tales of the 10th: The Mountain Troops and American Skiing”
BHS will be hosting a presentation on the 10th Mountain Division by Jeff Leich, Executive Director of the New England Ski Museum in Franconia, NH. He is the author of 2 books, Over the Headwall: The Ski History of Tuckerman Ravine and Tales of 10th: The Mountain Troops and American Skiing.
Bridgewater had at least four 10th Mountain Division soldiers.

Sunday October 22nd 2:00 PM
Linda Radtke – “Vermont Civil War Songbook”
Music of the Civil War
Annual Meeting

 

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