Goshen Historical Society

Welcome from the Goshen Historical Society

The Goshen Historical Society (GHS) was formed in 2022 for the purpose of researching, documenting, preserving and revealing the rich history of Goshen and its people.

GHS is a 501c3 non-profit registered with the State of Vermont and receives no outside support. It depends on dues and fundraising to fund all activities. 

We welcome all new members and if you are interested in helping with and/or supporting these endeavors, please join today!

Several membership levels are available from student through supporting membership. We also offer a lifetime membership. Annual dues are to be renewed each December. 

All new members will receive a membership packet delivered via email to save costs. If you prefer a mailed copy, please send an email to membership@goshenhistoryvt.org.

GHS is actively working on a number of fundraising events for 2022. In late July we will host a Blueberry Festival and in early December weplan to annouce and event featuring a period reenactment reading and a historical presentationsalong with time for connection and refreshments.

Addtionally, GHS works collaboratively with the Selectboard. GHS is working on an application to submit a historical grant with the State of Vermont later this summerand to be annouced in early 2023–we hope for an award.

If you have historical photos or information you would like to add to our work in archiving Goshen’s rich history, please let us know.

YES! I/We would like to be a member(s) of the Goshen Historical Society.

Membership Classification Description Annual Dues
Student Member Any person under 21 years of age interested in the purpose of the GHS. $5
Senior Member Any person 65 years of age or over interested in the purpose of the GHS. $10
Regular Member Any person interested in the purpose of the GHS. $15
Contributing Member Any person offering special support to the objectives of the GHS $50
Supporting Member Any person or business offering special support to the objectives of the GHS.  $100
Life Member Any individual who tenders the LIFE membership dues in one (1) payment. $250

Membership period shall be from January 1st through December 31st.
Annual dues shall be payable in advance on or before December 1st.


To research, document, preserve, and reveal the rich history of Goshen and its people.


  • Research, advocate to and educate the public on the history of the town, its people, and historical sites.
  • Preserve the historical buildings and sites within town.
  • Encourage exchange of historical information within other historical societies, organizations, and communities within Vermont.
  • Acquire funding through grants, membership, fundraisers, and donations to assist with research, preservation, and events.
  • Collaborate with the Town of Goshen.


Madine Reed


Galina Chernaya


Marci Hayes


Barbara Brown

Membership Director

Erin Van Auken